Category Archive: Humility

5 Ways to Answer Self Importance and Move Toward Humility

“I don’t like it that helping can make me feel superior to others.” The young woman on my team who spoke those words volunteered at a homeless shelter Sunday night. We spoke Monday morning… Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Lies are the Ones We Whisper in our own Ears

The danger of self-deception is it feels helpful while it blocks growth. It’s surprisingly easy to feed ourselves a line of bull while demonizing dissenters, rejecting disconfirming realities, and affirming ourselves. No high… Continue reading

A Page From my Personal Journal – April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003 Yesterday Dale went shopping for clothes without me. (We usually shop together.) She came back with two summer dresses that look very comfortable. One was pleasing to my eye. The… Continue reading

5 Ways to Help Teammates Navigate Butt Kicks

We all encounter arrogant leaders. You might be one. You probably have one on your team. Butt kicks are a wake up call for arrogance. You might be arrogant if: Listening is something others… Continue reading

10 Questions Humble Leaders Ask Themselves

Self-importance blocks leadership. The difference between self-importance and knowing you matter is ego. Humble leaders know that others make their leadership. Humility enables confidence. Self-importance reflects ego. 7 indications you might be egotistical:… Continue reading

5 Ways Judgmental Leaders Move Forward by Withholding Judgement

Enter every interaction as a learner, even when you plan to teach. One difference between confidence and arrogance is an open mind.  Bring what you know, after exploring what you don’t.  The only hope… Continue reading