HUMBLE - not arrogant, haughty or conceited; unpretentious and unassuming; modest, courteous, respectful, teachable, selfless.
Humble leaders are able to genuinely relate to and empathize with ordinary people. They don’t consider themselves better or more important than others, and are able to easily acknowledge their own shortcomings and laugh at their blunders. Humble leaders realize they don’t have all the answers and they are willing to heed the advice and learn from the feedback of others.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
LOCATION: Springfield, IL
October 14, 2004
April 19, 2005