In this episode, I sit with Dr. Matt Sowcik, Assistant Professor of Leadership Education at the University of Florida, and author of a new book titled, “The H Factor: The intersection between humility and great leadership”. Dr. Matt and I talk about humility as key factor in leadership, some of its underpinnings, and how to overcome the widely felt notion that having humility in leadership is a sign of weakness.
Three things can fly in the face of humility – our apprehension to be imperfect, to be incomplete, and that we are permanent
There is a sweet spot where we can be seen as not overconfident as leaders, but we’re not underconfident either
Humility is that characteristic that brings us to the middle. It’s our counterbalancing trait
Things that help us develop humility is our experiences and our ability to reflect, make changes, and grow
Humility helps you realize the importance of others