Braggarts Step Aside; Study Finds Humility Makes Better Bosses

David Schepp
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boss leadership techniques

Bosses with swagger and outsized egos may achieve notoriety, but they don't necessarily make the best leaders, new research finds.

According to a study to soon publish in the Academy of Management Journal, humble leaders are more effective and better liked. Moreover, their modest style of leadership can lead to stronger organizations, and employees who constantly keep growing and improving, says study co-author Bradley Owens, professor of business management at the University at Buffalo.