Want Loyal Followers? Try This.

Want Loyal Followers? Try This.

One of the biggest misnomers in leadership centers around the concept of humility. The same folks who believe that humble leaders are weak and walked on also think that puffed-chested, over-confident, power-hungry leadership wins the day. Fortunately, nothing could be farther from the truth.

What a paradox. Humility shows strength, not weakness. It declares confidence in one’s identity, not uncertainty. It displays courage, not fear.

Humble leaders attract loyal followers. So if you want a team of people willing to do anything for you, start with developing more humility.

Humble leaders:

  • admit mistakes
  • celebrate other people’s success
  • put the team before themselves
  • give credit to others for success
  • know their strengths and weaknesses
  • stay open to other people’s ideas
  • commit to learning
  • deflect praise to others
  • realize their way isn’t the only way
  • listen to feedback
  • stay open to change
  • accept responsibility
  • seek to serve rather than to be served

 What would you add to this list? Please leave your comment below.