Category Archive: Humility

3 Shifts that Expand Influence

The way you treat others is the chief culture building influence in your organization. Lousy leaders act like individual contributors. Incompetent leaders can’t see the impact of their attitudes, words, and actions. Newton… Continue reading

How You Have Inescapable Impact

No one can live as an individual. “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;” John Donne Impact: If you… Continue reading

5 Ways to Rise Above Self-Seeking Leadership

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway Ego is healthy when it’s used in service of others. But… Continue reading

3 Secrets of Humble Leadership

The secrets of leadership are seen best by the humble. Arrogance blinds. There’s an inverse relationship between arrogance and perception. As arrogance goes up, self-perception goes down. 3 Secrets of humble leadership: #1.… Continue reading

Why the World Stinks

“If I know everything about your external world, I can only predict 10% of your long-term happiness.” Shawn Achor Why the world stinks: Spending time with grandchildren is life’s great compensation. A couple… Continue reading

Servant Leadership Distilled and Simplified

My interest in humility springs from personal lack and the certainty that servant leadership requires it. Interest: All who aspire for servant leadership should make humility a supreme interest. But the opposite is… Continue reading