Inc.: Elon Musk Notwithstanding, People With This Personality Trait Make Better Leaders
07 Jun 2021
Believe it or not, humble leaders tend to produce better results. According to a study published in Academy of Management Journal, humble leaders are not only more likable, but they also tend to be more effective.
Originally found at Inc., by Jeff Haden.
Great leaders are charismatic. They hold strong opinions. They take strong stands. Through force of personality alone, they tend to own the rooms they inhabit. Like Jeff Bezos. Or Mark Cuban. Or Elon Musk, who once said, "I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens."
In short, great leaders are extremely confident -- and that confidence produces results.
But not always.
According to a 2012 study published in Academy of Management Journal, humble leaders are not only more likable, but they also tend to be more effective. But what is a "humble" leader?
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