9780310328629

Humilitas

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  • ISBN13:

    9780310328629

  • ISBN10:

    0310328624

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/30/2011
  • Publisher: Zondervan

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Summary

Humility, or holding power loosely for the sake of others, is sorely lacking in today's world. Without it, many people fail to develop their true leadership potential and miss out on genuine fulfillment in their lives and their relationships. Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership shows how the virtue of humility can turn your strengths into true greatness in all areas of life. Through the lessons of history, business, and the social sciences, author John Dickson shows that humility is not low self-esteem, groveling, or losing our distinct gifts. Instead, humility both recognizes our inherent worth and seeks to use whatever power we have at our disposal on behalf of others. Some of the world's most inspiring and influential players have been people of immense humility. The more we learn about humility, the more we understand how essential it is to a satisfying career and personal life. By embracing this virtue, we will transform for good the unique contributions we each make to the world.

Table of Contents

Acknowledmentsp. 9
Introduction: Humility and How I Achieved Itp. 11
Thesis: What Is Humility and Why Does It Matter?p. 15
Leadership: What It Is and How Humility Fits Inp. 31
Common Sense: The Logic of Humilityp. 49
Aesthetics: How the Humble Are Beautifulp. 67 ,
Philotimia-. Why the Ancient World Didn't Like Humilityp. 83
Cruciform: How a Jew from Nazareth Redefined Greatnessp. 97
Growth: Why Humility Generates Abilitiesp. 113
Persuasion: How Character Determines Influencep. 133
Inspiration: How Humility Lifts Those around Usp. 149
Harmony: Why Humility Is Better Than "Tolerance"p. 161
Steps: How It's Possible to Become (More) Humblep. 171
Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 189
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