Do you want to be liked?
Most of us do. But wanting to be liked by everyone can have a chilling effect on your happiness and success.
As an example, I don’t believe leaders need to behave like arrogant jerks to be successful. But many are so afraid of being disliked that they err on the opposite end, unwilling to make unpopular decisions or have difficult conversations.
When the need to be liked trumps your best efforts as a leader, you’re not doing anyone any favors.