Surviving Leadership Chaos
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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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Are Our Leaders Losing their Humility?

Are Our Leaders Losing their Humility? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Whatever happened to humility as a virtue for leaders?


Via David Hain, Roger Francis
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(From the article): Humility derives from an inner sense of self-worth. Humble leaders are grounded by their beliefs, their values, and the principles by which they lead. Ultimately, they know to lead is to serve their customers, employees, investors, communities, and ultimately, society through their work.

Humility is an essential quality for authentic leaders. People trust them because they know they are genuine, honest, and sincere. Lacking those qualities, people live in fear and doubt – not exactly the ingredients to bring out the best in people. In difficult times, people rely on humble leaders even more to get them through crises.

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nathalie chiasson's curator insight, March 11, 7:45 AM

A plea for more humble leaders, seconded here!

Martin McGaha's curator insight, March 11, 12:11 PM

(From the article): Humility derives from an inner sense of self-worth. Humble leaders are grounded by their beliefs, their values, and the principles by which they lead. Ultimately, they know to lead is to serve their customers, employees, investors, communities, and ultimately, society through their work.

Humility is an essential quality for authentic leaders. People trust them because they know they are genuine, honest, and sincere. Lacking those qualities, people live in fear and doubt – not exactly the ingredients to bring out the best in people. In difficult times, people rely on humble leaders even more to get them through crises.

Johan Meiring Van Zyl's curator insight, April 4, 8:47 AM

A plea for more humble leaders, seconded here!

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Is Humility the Greatest Virtue?

Is Humility the Greatest Virtue? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | 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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Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, And The Power Of Humility In Leadership

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


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, David Hain, Fabrice De Zanet
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Important concept for a leader. > HUMILITY ASKS US TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR IMPERFECTIONS. IT REQUIRES THAT WE ADMIT WHEN WE ARE WRONG AND THEN CHANGE COURSE.

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Eliane Fierro's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:15 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 5:39 AM

It takes great strength to display humility:-)

Graeme Reid's curator insight, December 8, 2013 6:05 PM

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