Are you the one who chooses to exit or enter the elevator last, in spite of being there first? Gives up the elbow right whenever you find yourself in the middle seat of an aircraft or the one who holds back and speaks last in office meetings? If you see such patterns in your social and professional life and have a “that’s me” moment when thinking about it, stay with that thought and reflect if it’s a default action or a choice that you are making.
In my leadership consulting experience, I find many instances of senior leaders selling themselves short due to excess of team orientation and humility. Our leadership assessment data shows that emerging leaders in organisations are below median on the humility scale and around the median when it comes to cooperativeness.