The humility of leaders

By Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove

Humility is not a word often associated with modern leaders. Indeed, a humble leader is almost a contradiction in terms. But it shouldn’t be.

‘A leader should be humble. A leader should be able to communicate with his people. A leader is someone who walks out in front of his people, but he doesn’t get too far out in front, to where he can’t hear their footsteps,’ observed Tommy Lasorda, a player and manager of the LA Dodgers.

The great Indian-born business thinker C. K. Prahalad was a strong advocate . . .

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