Andreas Vetr

HUMILITY: No matter who the leader is – there is always a higher one.

A missing element in leadership is often humility. All too often, leaders forget who made it possible for them to be in the position they hold and who created or provided the success, wealth (not just material), and happiness.

Leaders are wrong when they assume they are the source of their happiness. Wise leaders try to make good decisions, but also know that the outcome is not solely in their hands.

A recipe, a guide, to help leaders reclaim humility:

  1. Return/Turnaround: Let us turn back and be grateful.
  2. Repentance: Let us give up selfishness.
  3. Reminder: Let’s remember who is in control of everything and to whom we owe everything.
  4. Results: Only then does recovery happen.

Thoughts to ponder:

– To whom do I owe my success?
– Who helped me on my way?
– Do I think I’ve done everything on my own?
– Through whom and through what did I receive the opportunities to achieve my successes?
– Who do I owe?
– Who helped?
– Have I ever thanked these people?

ENGLISH:

“HUMILITY: No matter who the leader is – there is always a higher one.”

A missing element in leadership is often humility. Leaders all too often forget who enabled them to attain the position they hold, and who created or provided the success, wealth (not just material), and happiness.

Leaders are mistaken when they assume they are the source of their own happiness. Wise leaders strive to make good decisions, but also know that the outcome is not solely in their hands.

A recipe, a guide to help leaders regain humility:

  1. Reversal: Let us turn around and be grateful.
    Repentance: Let go of selfishness.
  2. Remembering: Let us remember who has control over everything and to whom we owe everything.
  3. Results: Only then does the restoration occur.

Thoughts for contemplation:

– To whom do I owe my success?
– Who has helped me on my journey?
– Do I believe I have achieved everything alone?
– Through whom and through what have I received the opportunities to achieve my successes?
– Whom do I owe gratitude to?
– Who has assisted?
– Have I ever thanked these people?”