Manage with Humility

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Success!Ezine For You



E. Carol Webster, Ph.D.
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Contrary to popular belief, managers who govern with humility are tough. They’re not “lightweights” and are more likely to be stronger bosses than those who are always yelling and screaming and browbeating their staff. If you’re one of the yellers, turn down the volume and join the ranks of more humble managers who effectively lead their staff to great success and productivity every day.

  • Get Out of the Spotlight

It’s not all about you. We’re in the social media age when people are cued into your every utterance and pose, but don’t get carried away with this. Keep your ego in check. Let your team share center stage. They produce successes that deserve attention, so give them a chance to shine. Promote their accomplishments and watch the great results you receive for providing positive reinforcement to those who are working hard for you.

  • Help Others Get Ahead

When you give your team the spotlight, new opportunities may open up for them. Help them take advantage of these. Sure, you could hog them for yourself, but resist the impulse. Helping others advance reflects your authenticity and genuine concern for your people, and is much more flattering than simply racking up ego stokes for yourself.

  • Share Control

Everyone knows you’re the boss, so don’t be a control freak. Your staff members are smart and talented folks who can serve you well if you let them. Solicit their input. Get their feedback. Tolerate criticism. All of your ideas and decisions aren’t brilliant, so tap the rich talent pool that’s right in front of you. Learn something new. You’ll shine and they’ll be eager to present other great ideas in the future.

Strengthen your management style by adding some humility. You’ll grow stronger in the leadership of your team and in your own personal development too!

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About the Author:

Dr. E. Carol Webster is a clinical psychologist consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
She is author of the book for those dealing with the stress of success ―
Success Management: How to Get to the Top and Keep Your Sanity Once You Get There,

The Fear of Success: Stop It From Stopping You! ―
the book to help you overcome fears that may be holding you back in your life and career
The Private Practice of Clinical Psychology in: Voices of Historical & Contemporary Black American Pioneers
To contact Dr. Webster visit online at or call 954.797.9766.

E. Carol Webster, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology Consulting
Mailing Address: 7027 West Broward Boulevard, #262  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

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