Successful leaders often appear decisive, proactive, and goal-focused. Often these groundbreakers believe they are successful because they have completed certain milestones or financial objectives in the company. They understand how to complete the functional aspects of their job without assistance from their supervisor. These trailblazers choose to be successful. Most often they achieve positive results until the day they don’t. When this day arrives the impact on the leader’s ego can be devastating. They may consider a small failure to be a significant adverse event in their career. Managers that are promoted before they are ready will often experience this self-image problem within the first six months after promotion.