If you’re an experienced leader then you can relate to the feeling of having subordinates and followers provide unequivocal support. The feeling of importance, relevance and power you enjoyed. However, this feeling can be deceptive affecting our decision-making and relationships in negative ways that we can not always see initially, if at all.
This article from the Harvard Business Review examines the challenges leaders have when blinded by ego. The are suggestions for how to avoid the pitfalls.