Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Humble Leader

In comments inspired by David Brooks' most recent column, John Baldoni offers an analysis of how humility can work in a leader's favor. Link here.

For my own take on the Brooks column, see yesterday's post.

Baldoni wants current and prospective leaders to know that arrogance and bluster are often the contrary to effective leadership. Your greatness as a leader is seen in the way your team functions, not in your ability to prance around barking orders.

All things considered, it is better to be a humble leader than a humbled leader. If you are not the first you are far more likely to be the second.

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