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Bootstrap Leadership by Steve Arneson

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32You’re Right and I’m Wrong

Admit Mistakes and Limitations

ONE OF THE SECRETS to great leadership is balancing self-confidence and humility. Obviously, you need to have talent to be a great leader. You need to have the experience, drive, and opportunity to make big things happen. And every leader needs a certain degree of confidence (otherwise, others will quickly lose faith). But some leaders go off the rails because they can’t control their confidence; when it’s so off the charts that it turns into arrogance, greed, or recklessness, it becomes a liability. You have to balance self-confidence with humility. You have to remember that you don’t have all the answers, and even if you do, you shouldn’t act like you do. Nobody likes to work for someone ...

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