We've always admired famous people, but our admiration for people who admire themselves is on the rise. But true leaders keep their narcissism in check.
Popular advice focuses on loving yourself above all else. And this creates leaders who are unaware of their limitations. They see leadership as an entitlement.
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We tend to assume that confident people have more potential for leadership.
However, there is little overlap between how good people think they are at something, and how good they actually are.
We seem to want leaders who are charming and entertaining, but a stand-up comedian is not the same as an effective leader.
The best leaders are humble rather than charismatic, to the point of being boring.
The romance of leadership hypothesis suggests we tend to gravitate towards the magnetic, narcissistic leaders.
We get the leaders we deserve, and we can do real good by choosing socialized charismatic leaders over narcissists.
The way to becoming a great leader is through your core values, business ethics and leadership qualities which precede you in both your business and personal life.
Your business ethics are manifested in your willingness to adhere and keep to your core values. Doing so will make your character stronger and in consequence, every other part of your life will improve as well.
It's the experience of feeling of joy in other's harm, the pleasure of witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.