Maren Kasselik

The Trait that All Good Bosses Share

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The Trait that All Good Bosses Share

Guest Post by Maren Kasselik

Eating crow could help you climb the corporate ladder: Humble leaders are more effective and better liked by coworkers, finds a study to be published in the Academy of Management Journal.

Humility in the workplace is defined by three traits:

  1. The ability to admit your mistakes
  2. The ability to spotlight your subordinates’ strengths
  3. The ability to be teachable or accept correction

The study also found humility was contagious; humble leaders’ subordinates were more willing to admit their own mistakes,...