Actually, the opposite is true. It takes confidence and strength to put the interests of others ahead of yourself in leadership. One way to show humility is to give credit to others for your team’s successes and take responsibility for your team’s failures. Your team is watching you every minute. How you handle these issues will go a long way toward determining the level of loyalty you’ll receive from your staff.
James Allen, a nineteenth-century writer, said, “You do not attract what you wish, you attract what you are.” If you demonstrate a strong measure of loyalty to your team, you’ll find that same measure of loyalty being returned to you. By inspiring loyalty, you will lay the foundation for lasting success.
Adapted excerpt from: “Inspired People Produce Results” – Jeremy Kingsley, McGraw-Hill (2013)