How humble are you?
Many executives think they have to be tough and show no signs of weakness in order to be successful as a leader.
In reality though, humility is a key contributor to employee engagement. (Who would have thought...?)
Whilst humble leaders may be very effective leaders, their problem is often to emerge as leaders. Humble leaders may not be naturally strong in self-promotion.
So how do you make sure you don't overlook leadership talent in your organization?
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Research is indicating that humble leaders are more effective. They give credit to the team, share success and are more coachable. A Catalyst survey in 2014 showed that humility is one of four critical leadership factors for creating an environment where employees feel included. It found that when employees observed altruistic or selfless behaviour in their managers — a style characterized by 1) acts of humility, such as learning from criticism and admitting mistakes 2) empowering followers to learn and develop 3) acts of courage, such as taking personal risks for the greater good; and 4) holding employees responsible for results — they were more likely to report feeling included. This was true for both women and men.