This article looks at commonly accepted and newly emerging ideas of effective leadership in the literature. One such quality that has recently emerged in the discourse on leadership is "humility." Humility has traditionally been associated with weakness and even seen as antithetical to the leader persona. This article suggests a new view of humility, "neohumility," humility without weakness and transformed to fit the business world. It operationalizes the definition of neohumility and includes characteristics such as self-awareness, valuing others' opinions, willingness to learn and change, sharing power, having the ability to hear the truth and admit mistakes, and working to create a culture of openness where dissent is encouraged in an environment of mutual trust and respect.
"Neohumility and Business Leadership: Do They Belong Together?,"
Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012): Vol. 2
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol2/iss1/14