I know. Telling someone, “Think less of yourself,” is contrary to the popular ideas of putting oneself first and believing in yourself. However, these ideas are not opposites. They complement each other. To be a good leader and a positive influence in people’s lives, we need to think less of ourselves than we usually do.

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say, “You first have to take care of yourself. No one else will.” Then they refer you to the airplane oxygen mask scenario. “Put yours on before you stop to help your child put her’s on.” That’s a terrible position from which to argue for

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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3919875/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/theme/standard” height=”50″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] When we think about successful people it’s easy for us to imagine a confident, assertive, in-control individual. But how natural is it for us to equate success with humility? Isn’t humility the opposite of assertive and in-control? Isn’t the humble person the person who

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One very common misconception about leaders is that they have all the answers. Some leaders even struggle with effective leadership because they believe that they should have all the answers. As a consequence they either answer incorrectly and lead the wrong way or they don’t answer at all and fail to lead all-together. Obviously neither

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