Here are some effective ways to avoid it:
- Develop the habit of asking people, “Am I missing something here?” Do it in meetings and whenever you need to check your own take on important issues. It’s a question that keeps you grounded in reality.
- Throw your ideas out for discussion alongside everyone else’s. A hallmark of leadership is to identify and implement the best ideas, not pull rank.
- Let other people try their hands at managing your preferred kind of projects in their own way. Then, learn lessons from what they can accomplish.