We all have in mind the image of the leader we would like to be. It could be a former U.S. president, a talk show icon, an innovation genius, or even a VP. we’ve been lucky enough to work with for a few months. If we were asked about the qualities of this ideal leader, we would find dozens of them but not a single flaw would come to mind. This is normal because a leader who inspires us, not only makes us dream but above all makes us want to surpass ourselves. However, deep in ourselves, we fear that we will never be like him or her. How come? What prevents us from becoming the leader we dream of being?
After all, what does a Barack Obama or an Oprah Winfrey have that we don’t? What makes us tell ourselves that what they have accomplished is beyond our reach? Just fantasy? Or that it would take us 100 lives to get there!