Leadership carries a lot of expectation, many from yourself as a leader. One expectation you might have is that you always have to look good in front of your followers, your peers and everyone else in general.
If you don’t speak well in front of an audience, if you don’t have a good golf game, if you don’t place well in your efforts, if you have chinks in your armor, then questions might arise like are you worthy to lead —or are you really a human being with imperfections all human beings have? Depending upon your leadership situation the picture you paint for yourself can be damaging.
What made the difference for baseball great Babe Ruth? He set a record for 714 Home Runs that stood for decades. We don’t so much remember that he also held the record of 1,360 for the times he struck out (including 30 times in a World Series). This record also stood for decades.
Self-leadership tip: If you hide your weaknesses they are more likely to ambush you. Embrace your weaknesses, and find someone who will value the honor of covering your weakness with their strengths.
Leadership question: What are some leadership weaknesses you have seen or experienced, and how can they be covered rather than covered up?