Modesty & Humility in Business

Modesty and Humility are probably the most used expressions in today’s multinational business environment. Leaders are expected to demonstrate modesty and humility towards their internal and external stakeholders and as a result of the same, organisations are ranked as “most preferred place to work”.

To begin with, modesty and humility are ways that we relate to ourselves, to our own goodness and limitations. It involves placing ourselves among others and in the world at large. Immodest people have, among other things, an inflated ego, their accomplishments, and their place in the society.

A 2018 investigative article published in The New York Times found that only 15% of people possess humility. That means for every 10 CEOs, only one will exude humility, yet being humble may be the secret to succeeding in business.

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