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Humility about your ideas

Admitting the flaws of your ideas makes it tougher for others to come up with their own objections, often resulting in proposing solutions to your problems.

Yet, when we pitch ideas, we worry that they're fragile and we don't want to shoot ourselves in the foot. When we acknowledge our limitations, we seem more credible and trustworthy.

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We're all drawn to someone who shows confidence - that is the reason that narcissists are more likely to be promoted or get elected to political office. But on its own, narcissism is dangerous. It tends to promote overconfidence and it dismisses the criticism.

The humble narcissist believes they can do extraordinary things but know they always have something to learn.

Narcissists believe they're unique and superior, while humble leaders know they're flawed. 

Researchers studied whether customer service employees were more productive under narcissistic or humble leaders.

The least effective bosses were narcissists. Humble bosses were a bit more productive. But the best leaders were a combination: the humble narcissists.

Performance humility is admitting that you fall short and make mistakes.

When we focus on hiring people who fit the culture, we end up with people who are similar to us. That prevents the diversity of thought and background.

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