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Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - The Seven Deadly Sins of Leadership by Cresencio Torres

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BITING THE APPLE

Let's look at how the seven deadly sins manifest themselves and make our lives more complicated. What is it about each of the sins that can cause leaders to stumble and fall flat on their faces?

Pride

Pride has a double connotation. It can mean having a sense of one's own proper dignity or value, or it can mean having an excessively high opinion of oneself, also known as conceit. The positive side of pride is self-respect and self-worth, but pride can also be the cause of arrogance and self-centeredness.

Envy

Envy is the feeling of resentment and unhappiness aroused by another's unique qualities or possessions. One of the all-too-common results of our economic system is that it incites a desire—one that goes beyond healthy ambition—to ...

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