Category Archive: Humility

It’s Better to Hang Out with People Better than You

Warren Buffett said, “It’s better to hang out with people better than you.”  Arrogance is the reason you’re less than you could be. Would you choose to go to dinner every Friday night… Continue reading

The Seductions of Arrogance Compound the Elusiveness of Humility

I write so frequently about humility because it eludes me. “In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.” Benjamin Franklin If you don’t grapple… Continue reading

How to Teach Your Board About Servant Leadership

Dear Dan, I’m wondering what advice you have regarding ‘selling’ humble leadership to boards, specifically School Boards. In my experience, they view humility in leadership as a lack of strength and ability to… Continue reading

How to Lead with the Power of Humility

The seductions of arrogance wreck leaders, demoralize teams, and destroy organizations. “The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.” (Attributed to Albert Einstein.) Everything good in leadership begins with humility. Subtleties of… Continue reading

How to Give Guidance Without Giving Answers

The great temptation of leadership is giving answers instead of guidance. Experience makes answer-giving easy. But there’s an ego factor as well. It feels great to KNOW when others don’t. At first, giving… Continue reading

Talented People Have an Annoying Side

“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” Noel Coward, English Playright Three reasons talent becomes annoying: #1. They’re too much of something. People should be like… Continue reading