Humanity And Humility
Understanding that work is an innate part of being human is critically important for modern leaders and explains why some of the most challenging experiences are found when humanity and work collide.
Modern leaders understand they are part of something bigger than themselves which motivates them to put people and purpose at the centre of their work. They are able to integrate their humanity in all they do.
Modern leaders are also humble leaders who seek to pursue things beyond themselves, helping insulate them from excessive ego or materialism. Humble leaders embrace a vision of leadership directed towards the greater good rather than personal glory.
"To be happy at work, you don’t have to hold a fascinating job that represents the pinnacle of your educational achievement or the most prestigious use of your “potential,” and you don’t have to make a lot of money. What matters is not so much the “what” of a job, but more the “who” and the “why”: Job satisfaction comes from people, values, and a sense of accomplishment."
- Arthur C. Brooks in his column in the Atlantic,
Where does your job satisfaction come from?
You can read more in my latest book, Head & Heart: The Art of Modern Leadership, which is available everywhere.