Leaders, Self-Confidence, and Hubris: What's the Difference?


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Abstract

Executive Summary▸ Success can easily breed hubris.▸ As leaders become more confident, their success can limit their learning because they develop repetitive patterns of filtering information based on past successes and discount information that does not agree with their patterns of success.▸ It is important for leaders to stay grounded in reality and effective as their success grows.▸ Humility, gratitude, and appreciation will avoid the overconfidence that leads to hubris.▸ Building confidence in others is the mark of a great leader. Hubris is not.

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