In the past, companies focused on hiring leaders based on charisma, drive and dependability. Now, many organizations are realizing the most important trait for a leader to possess is humility.
Humility is an important characteristic for leaders because it inspires harmony, quick learning and high performance. Humble people are aware of their personal weaknesses, are eager to improve and focus on goals beyond their self-interest. These qualities are linked to lower employee turnover and absenteeism.
Humble leaders avoid the spotlight but are still highly competitive and ambitious. They give credit to employees, providing a more successful and satisfied workplace.
– Katelin W. Davis, The North Carolina 100