I was working with someone this week and she has reached a level in her career where she cannot go any farther if she doesn’t make a few modifications to her style and approach to people. The good news is that she is aware of this and accepts responsibility to make the necessary changes.
The issue is that she is super smart and looks down on people who aren’t. Clearly, that kind of judgment can squash success.
That all said, the person I worked with is a wonderful example of two things:
- Arrogance of any kind is detrimental to your career
- Self-awareness and the courage to work on weaknesses can make you a powerful and effective leader.
Have a great day,