In times of crisis we need smart, quality leaders. To me the words humble + narcissist are chosen to illicit extreme reactions.
Aware and confident. These are the two words I feel like are less polarizing - but convey a similar message.
Awareness allows you to see the scope of the situation without bias. It offers a clear understanding of weaknesses and effective strategy. Confidence is knowing unconditionally, that you (your product ect.) are capable of contributing generously. This inspires the energy, grit and determination that it takes.
The combination is certainly what it takes to keep a team focused and excited during the ups, downs and unknowns.
Originally written on April 28, 2020.