How to keep grounded as a leader

Briefing: If you’re not careful power will get to your head, says Halma CEO Andrew Williams.

by Adam Gale

As you rise through the corporate ranks, the impact of your decisions increases and your role becomes more and more important. You do not. 

Failure to recognise this can lead to all sorts of problems. Leaders who think they’re better than the people they lead will lack empathy, alienate people, lose touch with the reality of their business on the ground, and become dangerously overconfident. 

The best leaders know how to keep their ego in check, but is this something you can do deliberately? Andrew Williams, who’s been CEO of FTSE 100 company Halma for nearly 16 years, shares some tips.

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