Leaders who fail to demonstrate humility often find themselves leaning toward arrogance and seeking outside validation. They rarely listen to anyone but themselves, and thus miss opportunities to learn and course-correct. They often turn conversations into a competition and feel the need to “one-up” others and have the final say.
When you learn to embrace humility, you feel more comfortable because you know who you are. You can let go of the fear of making mistakes or the need to never show weakness. To quote Dr. Stephen R. Covey, “Humble leaders are more concerned with what is right than being right.”
Has your lack of humility ever limited your perspective or lessened your influence as a leader? Would you even know if it had?