Just over a year ago, we shared this article by Karl Albrecht Ph.D., The Paradoxical Power of Humility. We were reminded of this post in several recent conversations with leaders who are in the process of educating themselves about racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We’re seeing that to be successful, humility is critical.
Our focus is supporting you to be a leader who celebrates differences and embraces novel experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts. So, today, we’re sharing some excerpts from an article about humility that spoke to us. There’s a link to the full article at the end if you’d like to read it in full.
This full article, posted in Psychology Today on January 8, 2019, can be found here.
In its simplest form, our takeaway from this article is found in these lines:
It involves an experience of growth
in which you no longer need to put yourself above others,
but you don’t put yourself below them, either.
Everyone is your peer.
We’d encourage you to identify opportunities in your life where you can lead with humility and curiosity, and then give it a try.
Let us know how it goes.