Dartmouth Professor Sydney Finkelstein, author of Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, has published a thought-provoking article in the Wall Street Journal this week. He poses four questions that leaders can ask themselves to determine whether they suffer from overconfidence. I think it's a useful list. Here are the four questions:
1. How much time do I really spend listening?
2. Do I originate most of the ideas?
3. Do I often feel like I’m the smartest person in the room?
4. Do I think of myself as indispensable to my business’s success?