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Humility

What Happened to Humility?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 03.05.2014 | Media
Malcolm Boyd

I'll call her Daphne Rouge. Her name has just been called out. She has won a new coveted international award. The crowd filling the immense hall is...

The Truth New Parents Shouldn't Be Ashamed To Admit

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hamady

By not talking about what parenting is really like -- the good, the bad and the ugly -- we're actually doing a disservice to new moms and dads who are wholly unprepared for what they're getting into.

2013: What's Behind the Headlines?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Amy Dardashtian

A look back at the sand slipping through the hourglass that was 2013 and very few of the headlines circulating reflect on a positive year. We remember...

My Festivus Grievances About Online Comments and Self-Promotion

Adam Grant | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Studies show that the more you toot your own horn, the more negatively you're evaluated: Self-promoters are not only less liked, but also earn lower salaries and fewer promotions. Bragging about yourself violates norms of modesty and politeness -- and if you were really competent, your work would speak for itself.

The Art of Failure and Why It's Good for You

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Failure should not be a mark of shame, but a badge of honor showing the world that you are willing to try again. Here are some of my failure lessons that may help you navigate the next bump on your professional road.

Obama's Doing or Undoing? -- A Leadership Lesson

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

The current health care debacle in Washington is rife with lessons of all kinds for leaders. Not least among them are arguably the two most common mistakes made by leaders.

A Bearclaw and a Lesson

Amy Lord | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Lord

Life sucks. We've all uttered this at least once in our lifetime and no, this isn't a "woe is me" blog. The economy hasn't been kind to my family. I a...

12 Universal Truths To Live By

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

Life is hard. But there are people out there who seem to have an idea of how to stay optimistic in these changing times.

Not Perfect Leaders, Humble Leaders

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Some have probably done hurtful things, especially as younger leaders in the difficult process of learning and developing. But there is a tangible sense of humility in light of all the imperfections of leading in the church.

The Decorative Boulder

Lillian Daniel | Posted 12.21.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

At the conclusion of a graveside service, I said goodbye to the family members who were in silent prayer after they had buried their loved one. My car...

The Power of Pride

David DeSteno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

So is pride a sin or a virtue? If one's pride stems from true ability and is expressed in moderation, it will be quite valuable. But if the pride is misplaced -- if it's not reflective of one's true abilities or competence -- then it is hubris and can only end in ruin.

The Path to Building Your Power

Rajesh Setty | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Rajesh Setty

There is really no excuse to go unprepared to face a context that matters. Surprises are always in the store but good preparation goes a long way to help you win.

Why We Read Sarah and Hagar at Rosh Hashana: On the Abuse of Power

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Every year on Rosh Hashana, Jews worldwide read about Abraham and Sarah's casting out of Hagar and Ishmael into the wilderness. And every year, I have felt profoundly uncomfortable with it.

Combatting Pride With Humility: 7 Virtues + 7 Vices For Our Vets

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

When we hear the word "pride," our first reaction is probably pretty positive. Team pride, military pride, school pride: these all show we're willing ...

Humility in Greatness

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Howard Steven Friedman

It is highly unlikely that my research will earn me global accolades or that my books will sell millions of copies, but I aspire to have a meaningful impact while committing to the humility and generosity that I received from some great role models.

The Cost of David Brooks' Anglophilia and Thatchermania

Jim Sleeper | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

I can't let today's column by David Brooks on "The Vigorous Virtues" of Margaret Thatcher pass without giving him what he deserves.

Of Hubris and Humility

Christopher Holshek | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Humility is an act of strength, not a sign of weakness, because it reflects confidence in the future more than a fear enslaved by the past. Isn't that, after all, what America should be most about? And if humility was good enough for Jesus, as the Pope is helping us to remember, then shouldn't it also be good enough for us?

Questions For Pope Francis On Holy Thursday

Mary C. Johnson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Mary C. Johnson

The decisions made during Francis' first Holy Thursday as pope will signal much about just what sort of father Francis will be: a loving one who values his daughters as much as his sons, who truly listens and is willing to admit his own mistakes, or a father who signals merely a shift in papal style but not in substance?

St. Francis, Pope Francis And Being 'Right Sized'

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Though I'm not a Catholic, I'm always genuinely inspired by followers of Christ who try to live lives of true humility and true right-sizedness. I hope, for both the sake of his church and the church universal, that Pope Francis lives into the name he has chosen for himself.

Meet The New Pope, Same As The Old Pope?

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

When my 14-year-old, who is not Catholic, asked me whether I "liked the new guy," I told her I didn't l know yet, but that it was unlikely that any guy I liked would ever get that job.

St. Francis, Radical For Love

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

St. Francis, like no one before or since, captured the essence of what it meant to follow the example of Jesus Christ. Jesus commanded and St. Francis, more than any other human being, attempted to fulfill his simple yet unachievable demand.

The Pope And The Rabbi: Different Perspectives On Humility

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 04.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

On the surface, the death of Rabbi Hartman and the resignation of Pope Benedict occurring at the same time was a mere coincidence, two separate news items in two separate parts of the world, affecting two different religious communities. But there are lessons to learn from both men.

A Brené Brown 'Aha!' Moment: A Dad's Vulnerable Power

Jim Higley | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Jim Higley

I looked at her ballet slippers on a shelf -- the ones she wore when she was 3 of 4. When her biggest concerns were which book we'd read before bed. I felt old. Worthless. Uncertain. And pretty uncomfortable as I lay there in silence. Until she spoke three words.

Do You Like My New Red Dress?

Rob White | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

If you're of a certain vintage, you might recall Art Linkletter's classic TV segment, Kids Say the Darndest Things, which aired from the 1950s through...

Exposing Ourselves to Vulnerability Is the True Measure of Our Strength

Raymond Torres | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

Far from being a vulnerable trait, if used wisely, a humble attitude clears the way for one to fully appreciate more of life.