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I see it alot...in fact, I do it myself sometimes...confusing the idea of humility.
In the book "Good to Great", by Jim Collins, he outlines the types of leaders that the best organizations have...the great ones. One aspect of this "Level 5 Leadership" is personal humility.
Demonstrating humility is actually demonstrating strength. The mere fact that you admit that you do not have all of the answers and that taking multiple perspectives into consideration, is honestly a trait that I admire.
However, when I...or others I see...lack a professional will...a foundation on which to stand...a "true north" if you will...when listening to others and evaluating those perspecties...then that humility actually gives way to weakness. It turns into a situation where the sharks of the business world begin to circle you...and your brand devolves into that of a child among men.
Remember - as you engage others regarding a topic...even in interview situations...have a foundation...don't be afraid to "agree to disagree" and say "I'll take that into consideration". Because the moment you begin to do what everyone tells you to do...the shifting sand and shifting whims of others will permanently brand you into a role...not as a "Level 5 Leader"...but as a "Level 1 Contributor" that will always need others to direct.
Have a great week everyone!
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