Most CEOs today believe that “not knowing,” will somehow send a signal to their staff that the leader is somehow inept. Some people tend to think a leader should have a complete set of skills, characteristics, and abilities to handle any problem, challenge, or opportunity that comes along. In today’s world, the executive’s job is no longer to command and control or to be the smartest person in the room but to cultivate and coordinate the actions of others at all levels of the organization. Only when leaders come to see themselves as incomplete—as having both strengths and weaknesses—will they be able to make up for their missing skills by relying on others.
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