Here, in no particular order, are a few myths about leadership that I used to believe.

  1. Good leaders are born that way
  2. Good leaders enjoy dealing with conflict
  3. Good leaders are (or should be) smarter/better than the rest of their team
  4. Good leaders are fulfilling a mystical destiny
  5. Good leaders are always confident
  6. Good leaders have the support/agreement of everyone they lead
  7. Good leaders don’t have problems with the people they lead
  8. Good leaders are not afraid

Have you ever believed any of these? Do you still?