Humble Leaders May Be Best!

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Leaders are often selected because they appear  confident, are able to self- promote and who blow their own trumpet. But do these types of people make the best leaders or are the humble unsung heroes the ones to look for?  The idea of ‘Servant Leadership’ has caused us to question the nature of a good leader and the sorts of traits that we should be looking for in Leaders that will enable them to engage and support their staff.  Emerging research suggests that humble leaders “inspire collaboration and earn the respect of their team members. They also create working environments with higher degrees of satisfaction and productivity”.  The concept of ‘humility’ as a key leadership trait is a new one but one that merits further attention. Perhaps the meek will inherit the earth! Have a look at this interesting article on humility in leadership.25-06-2018-Humility-EN