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Humility and Greatness: Thoughtful Thursday

What comes to mind when asked to picture the perfect Level 5 leader? Charisma? Power? Intelligence? Honesty? Does humility come to your mind? It should, because according to one of the most notable business minds of our time, Jim, Collins, Level 5 leaders possess humility which sets them apart from the rest.

To dig further into this concept, today's Thoughtful Thursday quote comes from Jim Collins' Good to Great, p. 22.

Level 5 leaders are a study in duality: modest and willful, humble and fearless.


  • How might these dual traits can coexist in one person? What would that look like?
  • Why do you think it is so hard to be both great and humble?
  • How pure is your ambition? Is it first and foremost for your organization or for yourself?
  • What one thing might you do differently this week to become a Level 5 leader?