When your day in the spotlight does come—and it will—how will you respond? Will you consume the power or share it? Absorb the attention or reflect it towards those around you? The secret handshake of great leaders is humility. They don’t need to boast or brag. They don’t need others’ approval or all of the credit. Leaders use their strength for service, not status. Instead of keeping power, they give it away. Instead of taking credit, they share it generously. For this, leaders are given more of both. Humility makes the great greater—a paradox indeed.
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.”
- Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism