Being a humble leader pays off in the performance category, but what’s most remarkable is the vast majority of humble leaders have every reason, because of their accomplishments to reject humility, but instead they embrace it.
Now before you act as you have never micromanaged, stop right there. You have been guilty of it, and I have as well. To closely observe, control, or remind others what they should be doing or how they should be doing is an easy thing to do when you are ultimately responsible for their choices. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it correct.
The culture of accepting excuses as reality is here. In previous generations, people were held accountable for making excuses for their behavior or decisions. Today’s workplace is different. Not only are we ok with rationalization, we almost encourage it.