Leaders: Have you ever thought you may be suffering from Imposter Syndrome?
Or, have you ever feigned confidence to superiors, your peers or your team?
Ever hidden the fact that you were confused by the latest business results, budget proposals or market insights?
Were you ever blind-sided by a competitor’s strategic move?
According to authors of the must-read: “In Praise of the Incomplete Leader”, you may have bought into the myth of “The Complete Leader” – the flawless being at the top who’s got it all figured out!
It’s a myth.
In this day and age of global complexity and rapid change, do you know any human being who can know it all?
Do it all?
Be across it all?
Leaders – if you are trying to do this – you are likely to become exhausted, burnt out, lose self-confidence, endanger the success of your team, department, or organisation.
We all have our strengths and weaknesses.
A better way to lead may be to accept we are human, we can’t do it all, know ourselves better, understand what leadership capabilities are needed, and work with others to help strengthen those we choose to strengthen.
Also, find others who can provide the skills and capabilities we’re missing.
Focus on your leadership purpose, vision and mindset.
Be authentic, vulnerable and show integrity.