I’ll have to admit that my best managers have been those that displayed humility. There was no sense of arrogance or superiority in their engagement with me or my colleagues. And the same applies to teachers.

Humility isn’t easy. It’s a swallowing of pride. Having a sense of always learning. There are many times questions arise and the answers appear easy. By being humble the learner can better learn through exploring. Independently. Arriving at the answer themselves.

Humility means always being in awe.

Jeff Goldblum always seems to be in awe. He’s always amazed at stuff – his whole body shows. His actions show it.

Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (10074925c) Jeff Goldblum 2019 Sundance Film Festival – “The Mountain” Portrait Session, Park City, USA – 27 Jan 2019

By being humble, a manager generates a learning atmosphere in the team. It generates a non-threatening environment. Team members feel that they want to be involved. They feel confident to display their vulnerabilities.

Humility is great for teaming.