By k | November 13, 2008 - 6:00 am - Posted in Corporate Games

In
High Altitude Leadership,
a rather gory business book,
the authors,
Chris Warner and Don Schmincke,
talk about how humility is necessary for leadership.

One way to stay humble?

“Problem solving also helps keep arrogance at bay.
A good example is a manager at the Toyota Georgetown plant.
He used his time in management meetings
to demostrate his good performance on projects
until the plant manager, Fujio Cho
(who later became the chairman of Toyota worldwide),
said to him,
‘We all know you are a good manager;
otherwise we would not have hired you.
But please talk to us about your problems
so we can all work on them together.’”

Another way to stay humble?
Take on stretch projects.

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