Editor’s Note: While you will definitely want to check out part 1 of this 2-Part series from The Remarkable Leader blog via the provided link, this second post leads one to ask the question . . . “is there a place for humility in the workplace?”
A question that becomes even more interesting when you consider the efforts on the part of procurement professionals to get a seat at the executive table.
“Our belief does not change reality or truth. You may sincerely believe something to be true, but you may be sincerely wrong.”
The above excerpt is from the opening paragraph in the Introduction to The Future of You! Creating Your Enduring Brand.
The reason I chose to open this second in a 2-Part series on the difference between “getting it right” and “being right” with this statement, is not to suggest that we are more often than not wrong in our thinking. I chose to open with this because contemplating the possibility that you may be off the mark from time to time, reflects both humility and an ability to consider all sides of an issue or question.
In fact beginning with a authentically humble view of one’s own ability and therefore ideas, establishes an important internal checks and balances filter, that guards against arrogance. What is the old saying about…
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