Humility and gratitude are essential to being grounded as a leader. We all seem to have a tendency to reinforce our own sense of self-importance and irreplaceability.
Lessons in Adaptive Learning for Leaders: Over the past 30 years we have worked with hundreds of organizations in the public and private sector and thousands of their leaders.
Leadership's inner game, "What makes us afraid is our great freedom in the face of emptiness that has yet to be filled." -Karl Jaspers. Leaders fill that space with self-forgetful love and work.
Our conflict-oriented culture and politics can give us a distorted and incomplete picture of leadership. Winning, demonstrated success, and opportunism may overlook the essential necessity of an inner spirituality of worth which anchors our life.