Are you a Narcissistic Leader?
The first response all of us have is, “Who me? No way.”
But upon closer examination, all of us may have shadows of narcissism hiding in our hearts, much like pride and greed.
I’ve been reading a fantastic book recently by Dan Allender entitled, Leading with a Limp: Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness
Its main message is the best leaders are often the ones who are a bit reluctant. Leaders who acknowledge their shortcomings and weaknesses are those whom succeed.
Allender defines narcissistic leaders within a broad spectrum ranging from a cruel and powerful person, who seeks to win at any cost to the introverted, elite perfectionist. Narcissism comes in all shapes and sizes.
He offers a “test” or questions to ponder for signs of narcissism. It’s so good, I’ve decided to share it with you.