You may be an Accidental Diminisher:
- You’re a visionary – You are a big thinker and lay out a compelling vision of the future that you evangelize to those around you. You think you’re following popular leadership practice, but you may not be leaving enough space for others to think through the challenges for themselves and generate intellectual muscle to make a vision a reality.
- You’ve got the gift of gab – You’re passionate and articulate and can consume a lot of space in a meeting. You may think your passion is infectious, but more likely it is stifling the thinking of others.
- You’re a creative, idea person – You’re a fountain of innovation, continually spouting new ideas for your team to play with. You may think you’re sparking creativity, but you are quite possibly causing organizational whiplash as people around you scurry to keep up with each new idea.