Humility and Vulnerability are Powerful

So, The Global Leadership Summit challenged me in so many areas that I am having fun processing the subjects covered.  So that you know where I am coming from while I publicly process things, I thought I would give a brief resume of the subjects covered and what was said.  Then in following posts, I’ll write about the impact on me and what my next steps seem to be.

Let’s start.

Humility

“Humility won’t automatically make you great, or make the great humble.  But it makes the great – greater.”  John Dickson at GLS 2011

John continues: “Did you know that Humility is ‘common sense’.  None of us is an expert in everything.  Expertise in one area counts for so little in another.  a true expert should know this!!!”

In addition, did you know that:

  • Humility is Beautiful
  • Humility is Generative
  • Humility is Persuasive
  • Humility is Inspiring

Vulnerability

Patrick Lencioni from The Table Group talked about vulnerability and was intrigued by its definition by Marriam-Webster.  It is risky being vulnerable, but the rewards are so high.  Pain, suffering and sacrifice are so counter-culture because it raises fear in us.  Patrick says that there are three fears that need to be addressed:

  • Fear of Losing Business (or being rejected)
  • Fear of being embarrassed
  • Fear of Feeling Inferior

So, while I get my teeth into these chunks of wisdom: –

Have you any immediate thoughts on any of the pointers listed?  I’d love to hear your views.

Resources:

Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love and Leadership by John Dickson

Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty by Patrick Lencioni

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About katehobbs

Mother to two who are now independant and living away from home. Wife to Steve, for the last 26yrs and looking forward to many more years. I have enjoyed 18 months in the Okanagan, something that I have longed to have the opportunity to do for a while. Living a dream, you could say. Now, I am interning with Living Waters Canada based in Vancouver until end of April 2013. I love to grow my own food - it tastes so much better. I also build up, train and encourage others to achieve more than they thought possible.
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