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.
- 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