Source | Linkedin | Brigette Hyacinth | Author: The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ? Keynote Speaker ?
The stories are all too common: After years of hard work, many leaders let success get to their head. They gain satisfaction from pushing people around. Little do they know, humility is an incredibly powerful choice. It is a critical success factor. “With pride comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2). Scientific inquiry into the power and effectiveness of humility has shown that it offers a significant “competitive advantage” to leaders. Leaders are more powerful when they’re humble.
“Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”
Humble leaders show vulnerability which makes them more approachable. Such leaders don’t point fingers or divert blame, and are willing to listen to differing opinions. If you don’t listen or won’t admit you’re wrong, you can’t grow. If you don’t grow, your business won’t grow. Success requires continuous growth.
“Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people or find a different room.” Michael Dell