Episode 10

Published on:

9th Jun 2020

Humility in Leadership

Humility in Leadership

Humility is a skill every leader can choose to learn!

Research has demonstrated that there is an association between higher levels of humility and stronger communities.

At the heart of humility there is an understanding that every step in the right direction can make a difference. 

Three steps to consider in your pursuit of humility. 

#1: Acknowledge that unless you have experienced it first hand,

·        you cannot fully understand the pain of those who suffer racial disparity

·        you cannot fully understand the pain of persecution among those of specific religions that are under attack

·        you cannot fully understand the pain of women and children generation over generation who have been sold into slavery

#2: Your humility deepens when you begin to humbly approach listening and learning. I have heard it referred to as “humility in learning”.

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less."  C.S. Lewis

#3: The third step in your growth as a humble leader is to increase the intentionality of building the kinds of meaningful relationships that transform the way you connect with those you influence who have experienced challenges of enormous proportions.

As always, you can find me at www.healthyleadership.online

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About the Podcast

The Art of Leadership
The Art of Leadership focuses on soft skills... some of the hardest skills a leader will ever learn.
The Art of Leadership with Dr. Niña Ellison focuses on the soft skills of leadership, their value and the power of their influence. As a leader, if you are interested in moving from success to significance then balancing both hard and soft skills is essential!

Hard skills are demonstrated through technical expertise that results in clearly measured goals being reached. They are vital to the success of any initiative or program. On the other hand, soft skills emphasize the transformation of people. They highlight behavioral changes and making a difference in people’s lives.

This podcast is for leaders who are seeking a fresh perspective into some of the hardest soft skills a leader will ever learn. You can connect with Niña at https://www.ninaellison.com

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Niña Ellison

In 2019, after years of leading teams varying from international disaster relief and healthcare to the US Corporate world, Niña founded Healthy Leadership to focus on her passion for partnering with leaders in their growth and sustainability. Her own journey into soft skill development has convinced her that while her technical skills helped her get her foot in the door, her soft skills moved the influence of her leadership from success to significance.

As a soft skill specialist Niña takes monthly deep dives in her podcast series, The Art of Leadership, to explore the underlying dimensions of soft skills. She knows that soft skill development is not so much about WHAT but HOW a leader leads.
• From a 10,000 foot view a leader pursuing soft skills asks, “How do I problem solve; How do I manage time and energy?”
• From a 1,000-foot view that same leader, as they dig deeper into soft skills, begins asking questions like, “How do I listen; or How do gain self-control?”
• From Ground Zero the leader recognizes that there are underlying dimensions of soft skills as they ask, “How do I model respect for all; How do I sustain hope; How do I demonstrate appropriate love in the workplace; How do I maintain the right attitude?” How do I lead by serving?

Nina believes that behind every wildly effective and sustainable system and process are leaders and teams who have interwoven soft skills into every phase of their work.