Believe me when I tell you that I can offend even when it is meant for praise. We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling that only comes when you’ve planted your foot firmly into your mouth.
Genuine integrity is the foundation of a person’s credibility. Credibility creates confidence, and that confidence allows influence.
I’ve found that most successful leaders become successful through their insatiable drive to learn more. They are never satisfied with what they know, they always want to know more. In fact, successful leaders are somewhat obsessive with their desire and drive to learn.
A leader’s greatest challenge and most difficult task, is self-leadership. If you lead yourself correctly, you will influence others and they will follow. Failure to manage your self-leadership will create a loss of respect and the inability to influence, causing people to leave and follow others.