In-Sight: A Leader’s Vulnerability

Last week’s acquittal of John Edwards has generated a flurry of evaluative essays.  Fast Company magazine’s Craig Chappelow weighed in on a key area of vulnerability for leaders:  lack of accountability.

He proposed four questions every leader should ask in order to avoid becoming self-deceived, and therefore, dangerous….

(1) Do you think you are a star?

(2) Do you think you’re invincible?

(3) Do you think others will cover for you?

(4) Would a public revelation of truth about you be a problem for you?

Unless the answer to all four is “No,” any leader runs the risk of thinking too highly of himself/herself—something St. Paul warned against a long time ago.

About Steve Harper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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