What is the Most Counterintuitive Leadership Superpower? Never Look Too Good Or Talk Too Smart
The best leaders I know share a common and under-appreciated “superpower.” It isn’t being the smartest person in the room, and it definitely isn’t magically having all the answers. Many of best motivators share something else in common: they are willing to poke fun at themselves in order to disarm, build trust and create a safe environment. They are unashamed to admit that they, too, have flaws and make mistakes.
In short, their philosophy is: never look too good or talk too smart.
Let me illustrate the point with the story of “Pete Planchock, the Preacher Pitchman.”