Reflections on Leadership: Humility and Empowerment
November 20, 2011 Leave a comment
Leadership is an evolution that comes with experience. I am grateful to have had the benefit of working with some dynamic people over the years because they have taught me profound lessons through their words and actions.
I have recently been contemplating my own journey and what it means to be a good leader. As a result of this thought process, I am adding a section to my blog called ‘reflections on leadership’ which will be nuggets of wisdom I have learned and continue to acquire as I grow. Below is the first. I look forward to the discussion.
We have learned to be humble and wise enough not to be boastful because ego is a false sense of self that comes from insecurities and misguided thoughts. Looking to external sources for validation and approval will not fulfill our needs. True leadership comes from knowing that all we need lies within us and that we are enough.
The old saying “there is no ‘ I ’ in team” reigns true. Being a front-runner means we know the climb is not about us. We need one another and empowering people to be the best they can be is the key to success. We have learned how to step back and let others shine because when we make them look good, we look even better.
Do you have a story or thoughts about humility and empowerment in leadership? Please join the conversation and share your comments below!