If humility is not one of the first qualities that comes to mind when you’re considering the attributes of an admired leader, you’re not alone. Most of us don’t start visualizing the image of a successful leader with humility as a principal characteristic. Yet, leaders who embrace and exhibit humility are not only recognized for […]
When the UF Training and Organizational Development team members were first conducting interviews and focus groups to identify the competencies (skills, qualities, abilities) needed for great leadership at UF, humility was not initially on the shortlist of UF leadership competencies! That changed, however, as we sifted through our notes from those interviews and focus groups. Consistently, leaders described behaviors related to humility (shares credit, puts team success before personal success, admits mistakes).