C.S Lewis defined humility not (as many might imagine) thinking less of yourself, but rather, thinking of yourself less. It is not weakness, but rather meekness - the quality of "power harnessed under control." Humility is the prerequisite to curiosity. Humility is what gives us the power to admit we don't know everything. Therefore, from a place of humble curiosity, we can learn something new. Being genuinely curious is the mark of a humble mind. And asking questions if the mark of being genuinely curious. Paired together, humility and curiosity represent an unstoppable force. As a leader, the simple metric to focus on is this: how many questions do I ask each day? Try to count them. And then try to make that number increase. Over the next few weeks, we'll be focusing on some specific questions to ask that will help increase the degree of psychological safety and operational effectiveness of your team. If another leader in your life could benefit, send them this link.
_____________________________________________ At Trellis Group, we believe chaos is the enemy of the small business. It's our mission to partner with small business owners and their teams to develop the managerial practices and processes to crush chaos. If you feel overwhelmed and need a proven system to focus on the next best thing, we can help. Companies who work with us see revenues go up, anxiety go down, and work becomes a force multiplier for good in the lives of your people.