Five Questions that Release the Power of Humble Leadership
Overconfidence provides courage to begin, but blocks effective leadership.
If overconfident leaders were half as talented as they believed, they would be twice as successful as they are.
You might begin with overconfidence, but leadership is sustained by confidence in others.
It’s important for you to believe in yourself. It’s even more important, from a leadership perspective, for you to believe in others.
Successful leaders learn how to have confidence in others.
Everything that depends on you, dies with you.
5 questions that release the power of humble leadership:
- Who is helping you succeed?
- What are they doing?
- How are you honoring them?
- How might you energize, engage, and enhance them?
- How might you get out of their way?
Humility sustains leadership; arrogance limits it.
Stop complaining about ineffective team members. They aren’t the problem. You are.
4 options with poor performers:
- Develop them.
- Reassign them.
- Accept them.
- Remove them.
Regardless of which option you choose, success depends on the people on your team.
Complaining about poor performers is an arrogant leader’s way of covering their butt and protecting their ego.
Complaining-leaders need a good dose of accountability and responsibility. In short, if you aren’t confident in the people around you, it’s time for you to eat humble pie.
Over-confident leaders find it nearly impossible to take responsibility for poor performers. You might protest, “But, I didn’t hire them.” So what? You have them now and you’re the leader. (See the four options listed above.)
Humble leaders learn that success is about confidence in others.
How might leaders build relationships and create environments that demonstrate confidence in others?
Great information as always.
I’m a firm believer in ” confidence” builds everyone, I make a point to let my workers or teams know that I have confidence in them to handle the situation, it builds moral and shows workers you believe in them. They are our “bread and butter” too!
“Complaining about poor performers is an arrogant leader’s way of covering their butt and protecting their ego.” — love this, but it can be tough to live out! — “It wasn’t me!” gets baked in about 5-6 years old!
Partnering in folks development while allowing them to own their (own) performance.. that sounds like an NFL coach! 🙂
Great read Dan, as always. Often, so-called “leaders” forget that their role is to hire people for their aptitude and attitude, sharpen the necessary skill, and then delegate and empower.
Great post! Wise leaders give credit to the team for successes and take individual responsibility when things go wrong.
Great Post, Love that 4 options but sometime it very hard to digest in day to day activity.
Ouch! I have 4 team Leaders – three are outstanding and one not so… She was transferred from another region (where she did well–HMMM). I have been complaining; now I have four good options. We will start with a new direction – development. Thanks for opening my eyes.
thank you Dan, this one is really great!
simple yet so impactful.
Well said and well written. Humility marks. Let us see how Mahatma Gandhi lived, Sri Aurobindo, Swami Ramakrishna Parahamsa..rather in this country people will know how Lord Jesus Christ lived.
True leader should be really humble..he knows there is a soul inside him.. his actions, thoughts, words and deeds need to be a leader..than a manager or dominating type.. that’s not a true leadership.. that’s like controlling. People should follow you automatically ..they should see the way you operate
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