The Difference Between Proud and Pride

When it comes to influencing others, I place a great deal of emphasis on the difference between being prideful and being proud. Here’s how I distinguish between the two.

Prideful leaders…

  • Focus on image
  • Seek the spotlight
  • Avoid admitting weaknesses or mistakes
  • Are too focused on self
  • Let stubbornness prevent growth (more…)

If there is one temptation nearly all of us struggle with from time to time, it is pride. Pride is one of the greatest afflictions of leaders. It is seductive, making us think more highly of ourselves than we should. Yet, shouldn’t we be proud of our accomplishments? As the old saying goes, if you don’t promote yourself, no one else will!

What are signs you might be struggling with pride? Here are a few: (more…)