Introspective Leadership – An AdvisoryCloud Tale

Great leaders are Introspective. They listen. They are open to feedback and they are not afraid to admit when they are wrong. One leadership expert could not have said it better when he said, Strategic introspection, which consists of purposely examining one's own motivations, personality traits, strengths, weaknesses, and emotional triggers, is a crucial element of leadership development, In fact, sense of self should be the first step in leadership development. It is common to hear leaders ask "Why does my staff or team member behave this way?" It is less common to hear leaders ask "How does my behavior manifest in this organization?" - Don the Leadership Expert You'd think a leadership "thought leader" as enlightened as Don would be open to feedback and "strategic introspection." Yet when he tweeted out, "I'm now available as an Adisor on AdvisoryCloud. You can request a meeting with me here if you're ever seeking advice."   You think he'd be thankful that Mr. Cranky, in his own delicate Mr. Cranky subtle way responded to his tweet with a, "How's that working out for you" and included this link which points out that AdvisoryCloud is a scam and that people who blindly sign up for the service without doing any...