Originally found at Inc.
Hear the words "great leader" and a few attributes probably spring to mind. Authoritative. Charismatic. Confident -- in their ideas, their opinions, and in themselves. Respected, if not always liked.
So why was she such a good leader? Research shows humble leaders tend not just to be more likable, but also to be more effective.
... leader humility involves leaders modeling to followers how to grow and produces positive organizational outcomes by leading followers to believe that their own developmental journeys and feelings of uncertainty are legitimate in the workplace.
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