Humble leadership: No brag, just fact

Humble leaders bring together two key elements: humility and leadership. Have a good handle on both, and you will leave favorable lifelong impressions.

Humility is being OK with not having all the answers, gladly reaching out to experts for help to make yourself and others better persons.

Humble leaders shine the spotlight on followers and peers, recognizing they gained and retain their position through the support of others.

Ego drives arrogant leaders. They have all the answers and will broach no dissent, delegate to no one and demand respect from others grumbling under their breaths.

In schools, humble leaders give students a voice. Self-esteem flourishes in classrooms as humble leaders offer encouragement and help students grow into adulthood.

Ernest Hemingway wrote one of the best summaries to capture the essence of humility: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

About The Author

Jim Katzaman is a manager at Largo Financial Services and worked in public affairs for the Air Force and federal government. You can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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