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8 Qualities of Humble Leader: 5 Reasons why they are the best leaders!

8 Qualities of Humble Leader: Here is how you can become one


Leadership is an art of motivating people to achieve a common goal. With experience and practice we can become an impactful leader. When it comes to leadership, different people approach it differently. Everyone has their own leadership techniques and everyone uses them according to their needs and experience. To simply put, a leader inspires others to act simultaneously directs the way and show them how to act.  One might work in a senior position but if he or she doesn’t have the ability to inspire his co-workers, then he is simply a boss.  Remember there is a difference between a boss and a leader. When we talk about leaders, humble leaders are the best. Here are 8 qualities of a Humble Leader and tips on how you can become one of them?

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1. They don’t run behind credit

As a leader, we all expect acknowledgement and credit for our work. But it should not be our only goal.  A humble leader never runs behind credit. They believe in sharing it with others and the overall growth of the organisation.

2. They respect differences

Humble leaders understand that not everyone can think the same way. People can have different point of views and they respect it. They believe diversity in the thought process can bring better results as it gives scope for improvement.

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3. They inspire trust and authenticity

Leaders who are humble hardly have any personal agenda. They inspire trust and authenticity in their team members. They are approachable and work more for others rather than looking for personal benefits.

4. Humble Leaders are always grateful for the things they have

They definitely inspire people to work hard to reach a certain goal but they aren’t too demanding. Humble leaders always practice gratitude. There will always be people who are more successful, and who have bigger and better stuff. If that’s the goal, it will only bring disappointment. Humble leaders know their worth and respect the things they have.

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5. They are not rigid

Change is the only constant and we all know this, right? But a very few of us acknowledge it. When it comes to inspiring leadership, it is important to adapt to changes. A lot of leaders are rigid and do not give up on their ideas and approach, however, humble leaders are not rigid. They are willing to change.

6.  Humble Leaders are Kind to others

Humble leaders are not afraid of power, success, and influence. In fact, they never use it for their personal gain or to pull down others. They are kind to others and appreciate people’s time and skills.

7. They find joy in other’s success

Finding joy in the success of others can be a difficult task for many leaders. A humble leader genuinely finds happiness in the success of their co-workers.  They don’t need to be the best and love it when others succeed.

8. They don’t always have to be right

No one is always right. If a leader insists they are always right, then it could be toxic in a longer run. A humble leader is willing to learn and admits when he or she is wrong.

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How to become a Humble Leader?

Becoming a humble leader is not rocket science. All you need is a regular practice. You can be a leader but becoming a humble leader need consistent efforts. Practice gratitude and find joy in others success. A humble leader works on a common goal and doesn’t bring her or his personal agenda in between the work. All you need to do is – Be ready to accept changes, be kind to others and take responsibility for their mistakes.

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Parul Srivastava

She likes to express herself through her write-ups. She doesn’t believe in doing different things but she enjoy doing things differently.
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