"It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance,
that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,
among whom I am foremost of all" - 1 Timothy 1:15.
Paul was aware of his state and condition before the Lord. He was not being overly humble to say that he was a great sinner, for he had at one time put people in prison and to death, and thought he was doing God a favor. Yet he did not allow that reality to hinder him from serving the Lord and becoming a great leader who is still impacting the world. Leaders do not have to hide from or deny their weaknesses or failures. They simply acknowledge them while looking to operate in their God-given strengths, all the while acknowledging their propensity to 'sin' and shortsightedness.
LEADERSHIP STEP: How transparent and self-aware are you as a leader? You don't have to hold a special meeting to confess your sins, but you do need to be aware when you acted inappropriately or are demotivating your team. In W3D3 you were encouraged to have a 360-degree profile done. Did you do it? If not, then take steps to get one done and study the results. Then walk in a fresh awareness that you have blind spots that are negatively impacting your team.