Moment #33: Overcoming the Need to be Liked
Moment #33 // Why is it so difficult to get over the need to be liked? Because it’s completely ingrained… it's programmed into all of us. It's part of our DNA and it's controlled by our reptilian brain. It's an instinctive response.
But, counterintuitively, to be a competent leader you have to overcome that fundamental evolutionary urge.
Putting Respect Before Popularity requires a huge amount of empathy, which is why it’s so important to have a highly-developed EQ. Isn't it ironic that the road to higher empathy winds its way straight through the mire of conflict, challenge and accountability?
You can take a deeper dive into these insights by listening to Ep.206: It's STILL Respect Before Popularity.
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