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Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, And The Power Of Humility In Leadership

Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, And The Power Of Humility In Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Humility is often associated with weakness - not with strong leaders. In his new book David J. Bobb explains why that's a mistake.


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Eliane Fierro's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:15 PM

¿Qué te detiene a para mostrar tu vulnerabilidad? La humildad es una fuente de fuerza profunda que genera liderazgo!

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:39 AM

It takes great strength to display humility:-)

Graeme Reid's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:05 PM

It is very rare to meet a leader with real humility.  It is often seen as a weakness rather than a strength.

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Is Humility the Greatest Virtue?

Is Humility the Greatest Virtue? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

New psychological research shows a clear link between humility, as a personality characteristic, and helping, an action one does for the benefit of others.

 

Researchers discovered that humility is strongly associated with a host of positive values, including reliable friendship, good working habits and generosity. Evolutionary psychologists say there's good reason for that: "Humble people will be more helpful to the group because a trait that involves subsuming one’s own needs to those of others is only likely to be preserved in a species in which cooperation is necessary for survival." Humans, who generally require the help of others in thriving or raising children, are probably one such species.


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3 Simple Conversations That Will Change The Rest Of Your Life. | Edgy Conversations

Any situation, no matter how bad it might appear at first, can be  remedied with the right conversation.  So being a master of that right conversation is an invaluable skill to have.  Without it, you find yourself alienating advocates and burning bridges.

 


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EQRocks's curator insight, March 20, 2013 9:24 PM

3 Great Questions (and essential EQ skills):

"Thank You..." -- gratitude

"I'm sorry..." -- humility, single biggest barrier to relationships(!)
"Why?" -- curiosity

The right conversation will take very little time, cost you nothing (except some courage) and could very well transform your life!