How can you spot a bad leader before they have the chance to wreak havoc?
Fortunately, there’s one tell-tale sign: Terrible leaders tend to boast of their leadership prowess.
If and when you think you’re a great leader, you likely feel that you have nothing left to learn and may stop trying to improve — and this, in turn, makes you a terrible leader since leadership is a lifelong learning process.
“The best leaders have a sense of humility,” Sinek said. “The best leaders tend to think, ‘I could do better.’ They’re students of leadership. They’re always trying.”
If you’re not sure how your skills as a leader stack up, make sure to practice self-awareness. Sinek advises leaders or aspiring leaders to ask themselves questions, critically assess their weaknesses, and read anything and everything that has to do with leadership.
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