“Remember the Importance of Humility…I got this insight when I was asked to teach a class on humility at Harvard College. I asked all the students to describe the most humble person they knew. One characteristic of these humble people stood out: They had a high level of self-esteem. They knew who they were, and they felt good about who they were. We also decided that humility was defined not by self-deprecating behavior or attitudes but by the esteem with which you regard others. Good behavior flows naturally from that kind of humility. For example, you would never steal from someone, because you respect that person too much. You’d never lie to someone, either.”
These are the words of Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen to the HBS graduating class of 2010.
The students wanted him to address them not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers, but on how to apply them to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that had helped him find meaning in his own life.
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