Have you ever completed a 360 degree review? It turns out the more likely you are to underrate yourself against your peers, the more likely you are perceived to be a better leader. But what does this indicate about about self-awareness? Humility wins? Check out this quick read on a recent study on leaders, strengths, self-awareness.
One of the rewarding outcomes of witnessing people as they receive 360-degree feedback from others is the frequent reassurance and joy that comes when they finally internalize the fact that their colleagues hold them in much higher regard than they hold themselves. It is highly affirming. That experience is rewarding to watch. The bottom line: more people overrated themselves, the higher the probability that they have fatal flaws, and the lower the probability they have any strengths. The more people underrate themselves, however, the higher the probability they have strengths and the lower the probability they have fatal flaws.