Tag Archive: arrogance

Why Humility Delivers More Results Than Arrogance

Arrogance holds you back. Humility propels you forward.   Courage and humility: You’d be wrong if you said humility is kin to fear. Courage is the willingness and ability to fail and try… Continue reading

Slapped at the Hotel Front Desk

The elusiveness of humility slapped me in the face while I stood at the hotel’s front desk this morning. I left my key in the room. I’ve done it so often that I’m… Continue reading

I Wasn’t Very Proud of My Feelings – Sir Edmund Hillary

“It is not the mountains we conquer but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary On May 29, 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary conquered Mount Everest with his Sherpa friend and guide, Tenzin Norgay. As a result… Continue reading

How to Overcome Arrogance

All that’s ugly in leadership begins with arrogance. You might be arrogant if you: Look down your nose on those you serve. Arrogance views others as burdens and irritations. Beat yourself up over… 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

The Biggest Danger in Leadership

Self-importance is behind most of the stupid things leaders do. Self-importance keeps leaders ignorant and isolated. Self-importance blinds you to your weaknesses and distorts your view of strength in others. Even insecurity is… Continue reading