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What you will get: The dangers of low self worth

What if…


…someone who has enormous power as a leader has really low self worth?


Someone who doesn’t value himself.
Someone who was never really shown unconditional love as a child?
Someone who really doesn’t like who he is.


Then that person may just show some of these types of behaviours:


⦁ The need to control and be in charge (and therefore fire people who don’t listen to him).
⦁ The need to be surrounded by supporters who will stroke his fragile ego and dismiss any criticism as wrong
⦁ The need to show his power by threats and bullying.
⦁ Leading by fear.
⦁ Emotional responses and a tendency to “take things personally”
⦁ Actively bringing others down and trying to make them make them look small and inadequate.
⦁ Ignoring facts and evidence due to his need to be right.


Now you and I know…


That working with a leader that has any of these traits is hard work.


And he can only ever achieve short term success with these leadership qualities. The organization he works for would not be able to sustain this style of aggressive, leadership. Or would it?


And just imagine…


If a leader like this happ ened to become one of the most powerful men in the world?


Capable of starting war.
Spreading messages of hatred and fear to control people.
Reacting like a small child if people don’t show him praise and adoration.


Now that would make for a really weird world, wouldn’t it?


At best, low self esteem is damaging to you.
At worst, low self esteem is damaging to others and the world we live in too.


I’m off to continue helping people to grow their self esteem so there is no need for egos, control and hatred in this world.


How about you?


To your fulfillment.


Steve Neale
“Europe’s Leading Expert on Personal and Professional Growth”


Psychologist, Executive Coach, EI Practitioner, Award Winning Trainer, International Author, Psychodynamic Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Instructor, International Speaker, Creator of the LPS, Creator of the Accredited Masters in High Performance Leadership

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