Narcissism is bad, but hubris can lead to a downfall

Narcissism is bad, but hubris can lead to a downfall | practice (split each time) | What is your company's power source?
Created for you  |  Unknown Title at Unknown Company
For more relevant content - Update Your Profile  |  Web Version
March 20, 2024
CONNECT WITH SMARTBRIEF LinkedInFacebookX
SmartBrief on Leadership
Innovative Ideas. Ahead of the Curve.SIGN UP ⋅   SHARE
ADVERTISEMENT
Leading the Way
Narcissism is bad, but hubris can lead to a downfall
(Yossakorn Kaewwannarat/Getty Images)
Narcissism is a bad trait in a leader, but hubris, which INSEAD professor Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries defines as "a state of exaggerated self-belief and arrogance" -- or believing the world revolves around you and your opinion -- can be worse. Kets de Vries offers five ways to combat hubris, including getting feedback to uncover leadership blind spots, leading with humility and learning to laugh at yourself.
Full Story: INSEAD Knowledge (3/19) 
LinkedIn X Facebook Email
Put it into practice: Combat hubris by being willing to listen to criticism from others, admitting when you've made a mistake and realistically assessing your own strengths and weaknesses, Kets de Vries writes. "A willingness to assess oneself objectively can serve as an effective countermeasure to hubris."
Nasdaq's technology offers the tools you need to create a carbon trading venue with ease. Trust Nasdaq technology to support your strategic vision, drive growth, and elevate your carbon market and sustainability initiatives to new heights. Learn more.
ADVERTISEMENT:
SmartBrief on Leadership
What is your company's power source?
(Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images)
The complexity of today's companies makes a bird's-eye perspective insufficient and a deeper view far more important. Author and leadership adviser Larry Robertson suggests digging down to find your company's power source, which for Airbnb could be "belong anywhere" and for Walmart could be "live better."
Full Story: SmartBrief/Leadership (3/19) 
LinkedIn X Facebook Email
Put it into practice: Raise your chances of success, Robertson writes, by reminding yourself of your power source. For example, he says, Reese Witherspoon's "billion-dollar juggernaut Hello Sunshine has grown and thrived as quickly as it has while crosscutting sectors that others never thought to interrelate by constantly reminding themselves that be it book publishing, clothing retail, movie production or home decor, all of it is about being in the business of 'enabling storytellers.' "
Read more from Larry Robertson on SmartBrief on Leadership
Smarter Communication
Not only does curiosity create success, but it's "a valuable trait that can lead to personal growth, learning, and creativity" and "is actually a skill that you can develop," sales and leadership expert Steve Keating writes. Cultivate your curiosity by reading widely, asking questions and liking every idea for 10 minutes, Keating advises.
Full Story: LeadToday (3/17) 
LinkedIn X Facebook Email
Put it into practice: Look for new experiences, actively listen to and connect with others, and experiment and play, Keating suggests. At the same time, don't forget to continue to be curious about yourself.
Free eBooks and Resources
Free eBooks and resources brought to you by our sponsors
Smarter A.I.
A weekly spotlight on how A.I. is affecting leadership
In Their Own Words
Corning CEO: How to identify and solve the right problems
Weeks (Corning Inc.)
Many companies spend too much time solving the wrong problem, says Wendell Weeks, the CEO of Corning, so they have a "Triple A Loop" to effect change -- awareness, acceptance and action -- that helps leaders clarify problems and stop spinning their wheels. "The key thing people need to spend more time on is making sure they are clear on the right problem to solve. Because once you find the problem, you can usually solve it," Weeks says.
Full Story: LinkedIn (3/19) 
LinkedIn X Facebook Email
Daily Diversion
Hold the salt & pepper! Ants could be the new spice
(Pixabay)
Researchers have identified several ant species that can add unique flavors that could replace some seasonings in food, including black ants that could take the place of vinegar and lemon juice and chicatana ants that can bring meat flavor to meat alternatives. "I don't want people to feel that they are making a sacrifice by eating these insects. I want to show that they can actually taste very good while being nutritious and good for the environment," says researcher Changqi Liu.
Full Story: IFLScience (UK) (3/18) 
LinkedIn X Facebook Email
SmartBreak: Question of the Day
Who was the first woman to circumnavigate Earth?
VotePrincess Aouda
VoteNellie Bly
VoteJeanne Baret
VoteAmelia Earhart
Pets of SmartBrief Leaders
Can your leadership pass Sadie's sniff test?
Can your leadership pass Sadie's sniff test?
(Gary D.)
Gary D. sent in this photo of his office assistant, Sadie, a sweet and loving rescue their family adopted during the pandemic.

"Her leadership style can be characterized as highly empathetic to all who pass her initial sniff test," says Gary. "As you can tell, she's very astute, having successfully graduated from two dog training programs!"

What sweet and astute non-human companions keep you company at work or at home? Send me their photo and a little bit about what makes them so special!
LinkedIn X Facebook Email
About The Editor
Candace Chellew
Candace Chellew
Chellew
Good for the environment or not, my first reaction to eating ants is, "YUCK!" The most exotic thing I have ever eaten is a rattlesnake, and it, you guessed it, tasted like chicken. Maybe chicken-fried ants?

Would you eat ants? Have you eaten ants or other insects? Tell me about it.

If this newsletter helps you, please tell your colleagues, friends or anyone who can benefit. Forward them this email, or send this link.

What topics do you see in your daily work that I should know about? Do you have praise? Criticism? Drop me a note. And don't forget to send me photos of your pets, your office and where you spend your time off.
LinkedIn X Facebook Email
Sharing SmartBrief on Leadership with your network keeps the quality of content high and these newsletters free.
Help Spread the Word
SHARE
Or copy and share your personalized link:
smartbrief.com/leadership/?referrerId=ozrlmJyztp
Not only are you not always right -- when you are wrong, you are the worst wrong you can possibly be.
Fran Lebowitz,
writer, public speaker
March is Women's History Month
LinkedIn X Facebook Email
 
SmartBrief publishes more than 200 free industry newsletters - Browse our portfolio
Sign Up  |    Update Profile  |    Advertise with SmartBrief
Unsubscribe  |    Privacy policy
CONTACT US: FEEDBACK  |    ADVERTISE
SmartBrief Future
Copyright © 2024 SmartBrief. All Rights Reserved.
A division of Future US LLC
Full 7th Floor, 130 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036.

Older messages

Empower women to make them and your workplace thrive

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

How transformational leadership transformed Nick Saban | practice (split each time) | Empower women to make them and your workplace thrive Created for newsletterest1@gmail.com | Unknown Title at

How to bring taboo topics back into the open at work

Monday, March 18, 2024

Conquer the math of leadership to realize your vision | practice (split each time) | Why to say more than "no" to a job offer Created for newsletterest1@gmail.com | Unknown Title at Unknown

Why you should see your career as an art, not a science

Friday, March 15, 2024

Improve connection by learning to "read" people | practice (split each time) | Why you should see your career as an art, not a science Created for newsletterest1@gmail.com | Unknown Title at

3 ways interviewing others can improve your leadership

Friday, March 15, 2024

Fewer aspire to be leaders. How to fill the rungs | practice (split each time) | 3 ways interviewing others can improve your leadership Created for newsletterest1@gmail.com | Unknown Title at Unknown

HBS Executive Education—General Management Program

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Created for newsletterest1@gmail.com | Web Version This is a paid advertisement for SmartBrief readers. The content does not necessarily reflect the view of SmartBrief or its Association partners.

You Might Also Like

It's Monday. Do you know if your teams are engaged?

Monday, May 20, 2024

It's Monday. Do you know if your teams are engaged? | practice (split each time) | How taking a snail's pace can speed up stress relief Created for newsletterest1@gmail.com | Unknown Title at

How to turn a mid-life crisis into a growth opportunity

Friday, May 17, 2024

Rugby is a rough sport, but holds key leadership lessons | practice (split each time) | How to turn a mid-life crisis into a growth opportunity Created for newsletterest1@gmail.com | Unknown Title at

Why this company has chosen hybrid work over in-person

Friday, May 17, 2024

Build ambivert skills to improve your leadership | practice (split each time) | Why this company has chosen hybrid work over in-person Created for newsletterest1@gmail.com | Unknown Title at Unknown

5 ways to successfully lead change in your organization

Friday, May 17, 2024

What to do when you're happier following than leading | practice (split each time) | 5 ways to successfully lead change in your organization Created for newsletterest1@gmail.com | Unknown Title at

46 Jobs with a 4 Day Week 🚀

Friday, May 17, 2024

Plus: I'm making a big change to the site...͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌

NoDesk: Issue #318

Friday, May 17, 2024

A weekly newsletter with the best new remote jobs, stories and ideas from the remote work community, and occasional offbeat pieces to feed your curiosity. By Daniel (@nodeskco). Remote Jobs 100000s of

Weekly Jobs Update - 16 May, 2024

Friday, May 17, 2024

New jobs at Lightcurve, Chorus One, Gelato, SevenX Ventures, BOB, Normie, Ambush, Logos, Status, Nimbus, Arrakis, Perpetual Protocol, prePO, Nethermind, Omni Network, Twinstake, Subspace ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏

AI across the enterprise: Translating the buzz into practical application

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Steps to implementing gen AI org-wide Created for newsletterest1@gmail.com | Web Version This is a paid advertisement for SmartBrief readers. The content does not necessarily reflect the view of

Chilling Careers: 11 Odd Jobs That Embrace the Ice

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

From Ice Cream Tasters to Penguin Keepers. ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏

Tips to get an "edge" in an employer market 👏

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

This week you'll learn 3 tips to get an edge in an employer market, what to look out for when applying to remote jobs, & all the latest remote jobs. 3 important things job seekers can do to