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.