The word for today is humility!
The best definition of humility that I can give is the following:
Humility does not mean thinking less of ourselves (this would be a false humility), but it means thinking less about OURSELVES!
People who are not humble are full of themselves and so do not give space to focus on others. This is the essence of humility.
I remember a conversation I had with a friend of mine who, after having talked extensively about himself he said: Guy I talked enough now you speak to me and tell me what you think about me!
If we want to attract people we need to learn to be concerned about their needs and help them adding value to their lives and their mission.
Humility means to focus on others, to follow them on their way to get the most out of their lives.
The true leader is not the one who is full of himself and focuses on his programs.
The real leader is one who makes humility his greatest characteristic, thinking less of himself in order to focus on the needs of his followers.
The quintessential example comes to us from Jesus of Nazareth, who leaves the throne of his glory, that restrains his power to come to this world in order to show with facts that he thinks less of himself and of his rights, to help us mortals find the true purpose of our earthly pilgrimage!
The question for us is whether we have learned to be humble in order to obtain the right to lead others, or if our leadership is focused on manipulating others, thus denying the true meaning of humility.