Humility as Self-Discovery–Leadership Insights for Human Resource Professionals

Cam Caldwell, Michael Kirchner


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to help Human Resource (HR) Professionals understand six elements of self-discovery and to apply those elements in understanding the relationship of self-discovery to humility.

Design: This summary is prepared by independent writers who specialize in the development of interpersonal leadership skills and includes their insights about the importance of self-discovery and humility in building interpersonal relationships.

Findings: This paper explores how six elements of self-discovery can apply in understanding the three pillars of humility and in incorporating humility in building interpersonal relationships for HR professionals.  Based upon the literature about humility and leadership, the utilization of a self-development process can inform HR professional's approach toward strengthening interpersonal relationships.

Originality: This briefing offers HR professionals insight into how application of the six elements of self-discovery can contribute toward their effectiveness as leaders by developing greater humility in their approach to interpersonal relationships.

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