Self esteem, self love, self confidence - what’s the difference and when does it become self destruction?
It’s hard for me to present this leadership lesson without my personal faith being a part of it. The reason is simple. In my opinion, experience and research, the person who best exemplifies a perfected model human was Jesus of Nazareth. He was balanced in his compassion and authority. He loved everyone He encountered. He gave generously of His time and received graciously from others. He knew what authority He must submit to vs which authority to surrender to vs which authority to resist and challenge. He had a healthy view of himself in context to others and to the Creator of the Universe.
Leaders become narcissistic tyrants when they see themselves as the wish to be and must “lower” others to achieve that status. This “self love practice” can be very dangerous for long term growth and will adversely effect those you lead.
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