I talked about how we do not feel we are wearing the black hat yesterday, and you can find that here.
Leaders often justify themselves and one is that the others are not understanding them. Each of us has our own experiences and personality that impact us and make others judge us unfairly.
However, we should be careful to not hide behind this casually.
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up. (find here)
We need the other voices. None of us can see enough. My personality has the tendency to be too narrow and confident in my thinking. Other people have too many new ideas and have some paralysis in doing. That is human. We are actually wearing the black hat unless we have been open to change on account of seeking more thought. I must overcome my stubbornness in my own thinking and others must allow things to progress though it feels uncomfortable to them. We must know our tendency and seek to team more, rather than make excuses for ourselves or look down on the others.
Self Deception is hard to spot. We need to know a great deal about how we impact others and misunderstand others. It is worth the investment. A small positive change in a leader ripples down through the organization to make it better just as his every gap creates caverns down below in the business.