Actual vs. Aspirational

The best leaders are those who can identify areas in their life and leadership that are actual versus aspirational. They are able to honestly assess their gifts and abilities as well as those of the organizations they lead. Instead of denying weakness, they own them and find others who can fill the gap.

In a social media saturated world, the pull toward self-deception is strong. We see what others are doing that we wish we were doing and we begin to convince ourselves that we are actually doing it. When that happens, we start to think we are doing better than what we really are. And that’s not leadership, it’s leaderslip.