There are no great people. There are people that do great things. Heroes fall. People aren’t heroes, they do heroic things. The point is, don’t miss the good because of the bad, and don’t get caught up in putting people on pedestals.
For high potential leaders, it is key to realize that there are great coaches, mentors, advisors, and role models at your disposal. However, they are human beings who have both good days and bad . . . just like you. They are likely recognized for their expertise and impact in a certain topic area. What you may not realize is that great leaders learn more from their mistakes than from their successes.
So, we encourage you to meet with these experts in your network and get curious about what obstacles to avoid and how they overcome their innate flaws.