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Humility and tone at the top. (2017)

“…leader-expressed humility correlates positively with both employee job engagement and employee job satisfaction and correlates negatively with voluntary job turnover.”

International Leadership Journal, pp 54-71
Volume 9, Issue 2, Summer 2017
Hershey H. Friedman, Dov Fischer and Sholom Schochet: Brooklyn College, CUNY

Abstract:

“The world today is not experiencing a knowledge crisis, but a leadership crisis. This crisis affects government, business, health care and education.

“This article explores six characteristics of humility in leadership, highlighting Moses as a literary example. It also demonstrates why it is important for leaders to have humility and how to develop this trait.

“There is evidence that leader-expressed humility correlates positively with both employee job engagement and employee job satisfaction and correlates negatively with voluntary job turnover. Leaders with humility will be receptive to hearing what others have to say; good ideas can come from anyone in an organization and are not limited to top management.

“Organizations that focus on hiring leaders with humility will not only destroy the glass ceiling that hinders the advancement of qualified women, but also help their firms flourish.”

Access the full article here: Humility and tone at the top.

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