It’s unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. —Mahatma Gandhi
On Today’s Episode:
- Carla and I talk about humble leadership
- How social media drives transparency
- Humility means authentically apologizing
- Humble college students have been found to be higher in academic achievement
- Be humble enough to set the whole team up for success
Talking about humility can be a very, well, humbling experience. Why is being humble such an important characteristic, and more specifically important to effective leadership? Humility strengthens social bonds, which is especially important in relationships that may experience conflict (such as between supervisors and direct reports). Also, humility is most accurately judged under strain. And it optimizes the benefits of competitive traits by buffering the damage those can have on relationships (think along the lines of how oil prevents an engine from overheating). Perhaps the best news is that humility can be a learned skill. Tune in now to hear more!
I love to talk leadership, culture and high performing teams. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, feel free to drop me a line, email me directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @ronkitchens.
Question: Who is an example of a humble leader to you? Which qualities make them a humble person?