Humility: Five Words and Phrases to Use More Often
Humility is a trait more easily defined than displayed. There is a way we can increase our humility, but, as is often the case, the execution is much more difficult than the rhetoric. I believe there are five words and phrases that provide a launch point to making better decisions and to increasing the effectiveness of our teams.
My research, personal observations and experience are the motivators for this talk. I have witnessed teams with humble leaders and team members, and those where humility was rarely displayed. And while humility does not necessarily ensure more positive outcomes, it does create a more collaborative atmosphere where the probability of success is increased. We will explore some examples of how teams use humility as a tool to help them make better decisions.
Tony Bowie has over twenty-five years experience in facilitation, leadership, management, training, learning technologies, project management and human resources disciplines. He currently leads the organizational learning and development efforts at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. Tony is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). His community service includes: former Member of Texas Veterans Commission, Employment and Training Advisory Committee; Member Alamo Colleges Manufacturing Technology Advisory Committee; former Board Member and President, Association for Talent Development, San Antonio Chapter; former Board Member, Retreat at Legacy Trails Homeowner’s Association; former Manager, San Antonio Macromedia User’s Group. Tony and wife Jolanda have two grown children (22 and 20) and one dog (Sammie).
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