Who is in Your Inner Circle?

There is an old saying, “if you listen to everyone you are in trouble if you listen to no one that is dangerous.” So who do you listen to? Your inner circle—the people that you work with closely, an advisor or even a family member. A few rules for the “Inner Circle”:

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  • They need to tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear.
  • They should be confidential.
  • They should have no hidden agenda.
  • They are truly out for your good.
  • They must know your strengths and weaknesses.

Something I have observed over the years about people’s “inner circles.” Insecure leaders will have weak leaders in their circle, whereas secure leaders will have strong leaders in their “inner circle.”

Who is in your inner circle?


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