Darden professor Ed Hess strikes a contrarian view in this article, for both employers and jobseekers in this “knowledge intensive” hiring environment. “Humility” sounds almost like weakness, until Hess defines what that means: be a better listener, open-minded, with a collaborative mindset. Be someone who suspends beliefs (not values) in exploring Innovation. How does a person who has become successful under the old rules and the individualistic “look out for me” model suddenly embrace humility?
Is this a foundation principle that would help your current organization, or appeal to the company you hope to join? Check out the full article here and let us know your thoughts.