Is humility achievable in a leadership position?

Is humility achievable in a leadership position?

The U.S. Army Is promoting a new leadership value. Here’s why every business leader should embrace it.

Is humility achievable in a leadership position?

We’re all familiar with the humble brag. Urban Dictionary gives this fine example of it: “Your inflatable inner-tube is way cooler than my 80-foot yacht. You get to be so much closer to the water and to nature.

I envy you, I really do.” The humble brag is meant to call subtle attention to one’s superiority. Then there’s straight-up arrogance — sadly, a far too common leadership quality. Recently, the US Army named humility as a core value of the organization.

This is how the Army defines humility: Humility in its simplest form is the absence of arrogance.

In my work as a recruiter at Prestige Scientific, I wholeheartedly agree that humility is the mark of a good leader. When you put the needs of your organization above your ego, seeking out the input and feedback of others, you simply get yourself out of the way.

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By Michael Barros, Managing Partner, Prestige Scientific, Inc.