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Humble leaders who mentor can improve their organizational status and promotability !

By | Nicolas BEHBAHANI | Global People Analytics Leader @ Future of Work | Leading Global HR Analytics, Driving Business Growth

πŸ’‘ Although leader humility benefits followers, teams and organizations, conventional wisdom is that humility fails to help leaders themselves advance in their own careers and this may have negative implications for human resource management (HRM) practices.

🚫 Non-humble leaders tend to enjoy tremendous career success as they have high levels of pay , organizational rank job security, and even job satisfaction.

πŸ’₯ When leaders display humble behavior in mentoring relationships, they enhance their own status and promotability.

πŸ“£ Identifying a leadership predictor of mentoring is novel and implies that there may be other leadership traits, behaviors and styles that may also foster mentoring behavior, according to a new interesting research published by a team of US, UK and Singapore researchers in the Human Resource Management (HRM) journal using data πŸ“Š from 610 leaders across 18 industries and 21 job functions who participated in a leader development program.

βœ…Humble leaders are beneficial at all 3 levels of organizations:

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Researchers found that humble leadership provide an array of benefits that increase the human and social capital of individual followers, teams, and entire organizations:

βœ”οΈ At the followers level, Humble leaders enhance psychological freedom, self-expansion, task performance, job engagement, authenticity, and job satisfaction, while also fostering a similar sense of humility in their followers

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