Via Scoop.it – Leading Lightly – Managing Mindfully
If you’re looking for a helping hand, you’re more likely to get it from people who are humble than from those who are more arrogant, a study by researchers at Baylor University has found. Arrogance and conceit, both almost automatic by-products of assertiveness and self esteem, are not conducive to being helpful. This fits well with the recent study showing that ‘nice’ people are less likely to be viewed as effective managers. So my question is this: if high levels of assertiveness and self esteem are found in most leaders, and that makes it more likely that humility is not their strongest suit, how on earth can we expect them to have true interest in mentoring, fostering, and helping their employees?