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Twofer Tuesday: On Humble Leaders & Meaningful Work

The way in which our leaders and managers conduct themselves has a lot of impact on our potential to grow and evolve. Yet there’s a limit to how much their behaviour can define our overall workplace enjoyment. The first of these Twofer articles looks at the benefits of humble leaders. The second examines exactly what — or who — is responsible for us finding meaning on the job.

Silent Confidence: Leading with Humility

In today’s culture, business bravado and showmanship tend to grab more headlines than acts of kindness or humility. But overconfidence and narcissism don’t necessarily translate to greater success.

Here, the Washington Post explores the hidden strength of humble leaders.

Read: Leaders Are More Powerful When They’re Humble, New Research Shows

Finding Meaning in the Workplace

I think it’s fair to say that we all want to find meaning on the job. I know I do.

So what does that look like, and how do we set about achieving it? Do we need greater accolades from our bosses, more frequent awards and recognition?

The answer may be closer to home than you think.

Read: The Only Person Who Can Make Your Job Meaningful Is You

Psst: Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday.

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