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Humility

How to foster kindness and gratitude? Positive attitudes, faith and humility all play a role

David Briggs | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks...

Speaking at Harvard Law, "Making a Murderer" Attorney Dean Strang Highlights Our Troubling Rate of Wrongful Convictions--and Suggests a Solution

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

The vast majority of prosecutors are true professionals, keenly aware of their immense power and its consequent responsibility. They form accurate conclusions on guilt far more often than the converse. Still, cognitive bias and overconfidence touch us all.

The Wisdom of Humility

Tim Burkett | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Tim Burkett

Humility comes from the root word humus, which means earth, soil. The dictionary defines humus as the dark organic material in soils, produced by the ...

The Value, Courage, and Freedom of Pluralism

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Timothy Garton Ash recently reflected on Isaiah Berlin and his commitment to value pluralism in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an articled title...

The Ultrarunning DNF (Did Not Finish) Is Not Failure

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

One obstacle runners will stumble upon is the unexpected DNF (did not finish). I have completed 13 ultras. I have had 4 DNFs. Each has taught me about humility, picking myself up and dusting myself off, persevering and plotting my next ultra. A DNF is not failure.

Saving grace: The leadership virtue that can help congregations work through conflict

David Briggs | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

There is a popular joke about displaced pastors preparing three envelopes for their successor to be opened each time the new person runs into trouble....

The Dilemma of the Pursuit of Christian Celebrity

Khristi Adams | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Khristi Adams

I'm not saying that those things are not evidence of God's blessings in their life. But, I find it problematic that this is becoming the measure by which we perceive progress.

Be the Person Everyone Respects

Gina DeLapa | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gina DeLapa

You don't have to hold a certain degree or title to gain respect -- it's mostly a matter of carrying yourself with class. Here are six reminders to keep you going strong.

Getting Rid of Anger: A Christian Approach

Michael W. Austin | Posted 04.29.2016 | Religion
Michael W. Austin

Jesus is described in the gospels as being meek, gentle, and humble. But this doesn't mean he was weak. According to the New Testament, Jesus was blun...

How to Cultivate Humble Leadership

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2016 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

A teacher recently told me that after explaining to her middle school students how their test scores impact the school, one student raised his hand and said, "It seems like we exist for the school rather than the school existing for us."

Humility: A Valuable But Forgotten Business Asset

Sharon C. Jenkins | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Sharon C. Jenkins

If you are building for long term success, assuming an attitude of humility is a great place for fostering personal growth and having a lasting influence on your generation and those who will come behind you.

Are Our Leaders Losing Their Humility?

Bill George | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Bill George

Donald Trump brags that he used a $1 million inheritance to create $10 billion net worth. CEOs like Valeant's Mike Pearson hype their quarterly results. Whatever happened to humility as a virtue for leaders?

For Public Service or Profits, Humility Goes a Long Way

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Ehsan Zaffar

Organizations that value humility often attract the best workers and routinely score high on surveys of worker productivity and satisfaction.

The Great Welcome

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 03.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

An old definition of the word learn, is to welcome. What actually happens when we simply welcome a guest knocking on our door? One response would be...

Lessons From the Streets: Money Isn't Everything, Perspective Is

Justin Johnson | Posted 02.29.2016 | Latino Voices
Justin Johnson

Being in a position where you are stripped of everything doesn't make you poor or disadvantaged. In fact, it can provide a different lens to view life and source of motivation to be creative to make the most with what you have in order to continue to improve in becoming a better humanitarian to society.

Why I Still Call Myself an Alcoholic

Sarah Galla | Posted 02.23.2016 | Women
Sarah Galla

I have not had a drink in over a decade. Yet, I still refer to myself as an alcoholic. An alcoholic in recovery, but nonetheless, an alcoholic. I am also many other things. I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a yogi, and yes, even a huge Monopoly enthusiast.

Hillary Could Win With Humility and Empathy

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

The final basis for allowing humility and empathy to reshape the Clinton campaign is that it will preclude her opponents, who have not exhibited the strength of personal character to enlighten us of their own failings, to not let Mrs. Clinton's miscues be just another excuse to hold women back.

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vote...

Getting Real About 'Strong' Leaders

Robert Hall | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Robert Hall

Believing in leadership is like believing in religion: if you expect perfection from those mortals who practice it, you will be mightily disappointed.

How Humility Will Make You the Greatest Person Ever

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Our culture places so much value on external accomplishments, appearance, and self-aggrandizement -- all things that are ephemeral at best -- that even a small display of this quiet virtue can make one feel like a drowning man coming up for air.

What Makes a Leader: Aggression or Humility?

Homaira Kabir | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Homaira Kabir

Our exterior portrayal of calm and control is at the mercy of a neocortex that functions as a lighthouse, forever scanning the environment for safety. In the uncertain times we live in, from economic instability to the threat of terrorism and the uncertain fate of our planet, the signals we receive instigate our fears once too often.

Through What Lenses Do We Learn?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

How do different lenses affect the way we see the world? How do our perspectives filter what we can know? And how do we move beyond literal-mindedness to gain more humility and appreciation of different kinds of knowledge?

Doing It Differently in 2016: Humility, Gratitude and the Resiliency of Service

Verneda White | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Verneda White

As the hustle and bustle of the new year begins to subside and we start to take on having a fresh start in stride, the time has come to keep the resol...

What Kind of Leaders Are Needed for Our Rapidly Changing World?

Homaira Kabir | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Homaira Kabir

Perhaps the greatest characteristic of our times is the speed of change. The world we knew growing up is vastly different to the world we face today.

Are you kidding me?

Amylynn Smith | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Amylynn Smith

Let's imagine you are one of those chosen by God to go and be the first to meet His Son. For years people have talked about the coming of the Messiah....