When you get to know leaders fairly well on a personal level, you realize that a surprising number admit to being insecure.
In fact, insecurity has been a battle for me over the years. I don’t know whether you ever completely overcome it, but understanding how it works and what to do about it can really help.
In fact, knowing whether you’re insecure is critical to effective leadership. After all, self-awareness is half the battle to realizing your capacity as a leader.
The irony, of course, is that even if you’re not aware of your insecurity, everyone around you likely suspects it. At a minimum, they live with the aftereffects every day (read the signs below…trust me…people close to you see them in you).
So why not be honest with yourself?
Not only will you become a more secure person, but your organization will benefit—not to mention your family and friends.
7 Signs You’re an Insecure Leader
When I look inside of myself and around at others, here are 7 signs that tell me a leader is struggling with insecurity: