Very interesting article from the Wall Street Journal. More companies are screening recruits for humility at entry level… it predicts ethical behaviour and length of tenure.
After decades of screening potential leaders for charm and charisma, some employers are realizing they’ve been missing one of the most important traits of all: humility.
In an era when hubris is rewarded on social media and in business and politics, researchers and employment experts say turning the limelight on humble people might yield better results.
Humility is a core quality of leaders who inspire close teamwork, rapid learning and high performance in their teams, according to several studies in the past three years. Humble people tend to be aware of their own weaknesses, eager to improve themselves, appreciative of others’ strengths and focused on goals beyond their own self-interest.
Read the full article here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-bosses-are-humble-bosses-1539092123