I hear so many people tell me they want to be taken seriously and viewed as a strong leader. If you try to please the world and be the end all and be all to everyone, people are going to start to wonder about who the true you is and you know how you feel when that happens to you. It starts to erode trust.
Are you willing to let go of what other people think? My motto is "What someone else thinks of me is none of my business, It's theirs.