There are overconfident leaders, and then there are underconfident leaders.
Overconfident leaders are very sure of themselves and their strategies. They are quick to attract followers, but they are also quick to ignore negative indicators and take excessive risk. When a leader moves from confident to overconfident, he may find himself in a potentially destructive situation.
Underconfident leaders are dramatically different. They are unsure of themselves. They question their own strategies and abilities, and not in a healthy introspective manner. They have probably experienced failure more than once. And they prepare themselves to experience it again. It has scarred them.
This is guest post by Sam Morris
. Sam is the Electronic Marketing Specialist for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
. He is married to Mackenzie and they live in Wake Forest, NC. Sam likes good books and great coffee/tea.
How should an organization communicate its values on social media?
As an electronic marketer I think about this often simply because social media is about the conversation, not simply a singular voice. While each singular voice is now given a microphone, it is when many voices harmonize into one value that, quite literally, the world takes notice.
Confidence is good. People want to follow a confident leader. They want to follow someone who believes in what they are doing and where they are going. But there is a line that can be crossed where confidence turns into overconfidence. It is where a strength becomes a weakness, where an asset becomes a liability.
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Baby Boomers are leaving the workforce. And the vacancies left by the second largest generation in U.S. history will not go unnoticed. Many Gen Xers will help fill the void left by the Boomers, but they cannot do it alone. They do not have the numbers. Because of this, it is quite probable that many Millennials will find themselves in leadership positions at a young age.
Who is Jesus? Christology is the central doctrine of Christianity. In this book Daniel L. Akin discusses key issues about Jesus. Covering both Old Testament and New Testament texts, Christology offers succinct explanations about some of the biggest questions about Jesus. Additionally, Dr. Akin comments on the historical controversies and major theories regarding the life of Christ. This book will not only help you learn more about Christ, but it will also help your relationship with Christ.
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