There is a leadership void in America. We need leaders who recognize the power of the ancient virtue of humility. Leaders who are for others, not just for themselves. Leaders who will rise up and lead with integrity, honor and trust. Leaders who care more about the cause than the applause.
David Brooks traces how this spread of pride has influenced everything from our poisonous political campaigns that center on the individual candidate, to mounting levels of national debt.
Humility is a virtue. Pride is not. Humility comes when people are secure. Pride comes when they are insecure.
As I’ve worked with leaders from top companies and organizations around America, I’ve seen how pride can weaken a leader. I’ve also seen how humility can strength a leader. Here are five key benefits of humility I’ve noticed.
As many of you know, I’ve announced a Humble for President campaign, a non-partisan, grassroots movement calling on this nation’s next president—and all leaders and citizens—to adopt a new spirit of humility: an unvarnished virtue that has the potential to transform not only our politics, but our everyday lives and leadership. We need secure, confident, humble leaders.
We need to bring Humility back to how we lead and make it the core. We need leaders who are for others, not just for themselves. We need leaders who will rise up and lead with integrity, honor and trust. We need leaders who care more about the cause than the applause.