Be Ambitious AND Humble

Keith Ferrazzi has a good post summarizing a study IBM recently did to identify the traits of their highest impact employees.

Their findings were very interesting. Here’s how Ferrazzi summarizes them:

The term originated in an IBM study that sought to identify the traits of their most high-impact employees. Turns out that ambition alone is mediocre; ambition plus intellectual humility is the winning combination.

Read the whole thing.

April 25, 2012 | Filed Under Leadership | 2 Comments 

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  • Wendy McMahan

    This was a finding in “Good to Great” also. Collins noted that every leader of a “good to great” company was humble about their own influence in making the company great. Really good to think about.

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