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14 Jan 2016

Leadership Lesson | Remain Humble

In order to be a more effective leader, you must think, inspire, energize, connect, and act like a leader. Here is a quick tip to help escalate your success as a leader through remaining humble:

A good leader acknowledges that they do not have all of the answers, nor do they need to if they surround themselves with the right team.

Highly successful leaders do not take their success for granted. They are mindful that luck did not bring them to their success. These people never forget their beginnings and the hard work it took to achieve their success. Humility is a key attribute of successful leaders. A good leader acknowledges that they do not have all of the answers, nor do they need to if they surround themselves with the right team. By creating a capable team with an assortment of talents, the intelligent leader reaps the rich benefits that draw from a diversity of contributors.

You may see successful people self-promoting, but that is all part of the game of marketing. Confidence encases success, not arrogance. If you want to be a successful leader, make sure you project assurance with your work, but not by gloating. Arrogance shows dubious predispositions, while confidence shows solid expertise.

Try this: The next time you are the leader and work with a team of people on a project, make sure to point out the accomplishments the rest of the team contributed, rather than taking all of the credit.

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis 1898-1963