A recent article in Harvard Business Review (by John Dame and Jeffrey Gedmin: 11:00 AM September 9, 2013) spoke of executive humility. They suggest several points of effectiveness to achieve a humility posture:

  • Resist falling for your own publicity.

  • Never underestimate the competition.

  • Embrace and promote a spirit of service.

  • Listen, even (no, especially) to the weird ideas.

  • Be passionately curious.

Hubris is just the opposite:

It conforms to our individualism, narcissism, pride of position to the neglect of others. Hubris clouds any sense of strategic vision, leadership development, or team work functioning. It is certainly interesting to see “humility” discussed in a business format.