In this video blog, Andy answers a reader question:
What is the value of humility in leadership?
People relate better to those who aren’t blowing their own horn.
- People relate better to people who are giving and deflecting the praise.
- The greatest leaders have learned to take the blame when things go wrong, and give the praise to others when things go right.
- No one wants to follow people who are constantly impressed with themselves.
Example: Legendary Coach Bear Bryant
- When his teams won, he always gave credit to the players for having great character. He then credited the players’ parents for teaching them to have that character.
- What parent doesn’t want their child to play for the coach who praises them for being a good parent?
- When his teams lost, he put the blame on himself for not properly preparing the players.
What other qualities do you think are important in leadership?