Being Humble is a Requirement of Leadership

by blogadmin 9. December 2019 03:23

 “Remember It’s not About You.”
-Brad Lomenick
As we think about humility, we tend to think of people like Mother Theresa, or Martin Luther King, or other advocates of our day. However, humility is a daily living out of an accurate self-view. In other words, we are neither overconfident nor underconfident. It is understanding that our value and our worth is in a good place so our work is no longer about the recognition we might receive that matters.

Instead strong leaders think about how to create paths for others, to provide for their teams, and to have an impact on their organization and the world around them. Leadership is about influencing others; and you cannot influence them in a positive way unless you have their best interest at heart. Evidence of this type of leadership can be seen in the way they lead and the impact they are having on others. Following are some ways to be a Humble Leader:
  • Delegate not only the responsibility to do a task, but also the authority needed to do so
  • Invest in opening the door for others
  • Listen openly to those who disagree with you
  • Surround yourself with people who have strengths greater/different from yours
  • Talk about your purpose and ask people to follow your purpose not you

Evaluate how you are doing in these areas and pick one of these to expand your humility as a leader. It will result in people wanting to engage and be part of a purpose that is bigger than any one person. 

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