The Case for Humility

The supercharged, high-stakes, competitive Foreign Service career doesn’t naturally cultivate humility; in fact, it has a way of pushing everyone to become obsessed with the climb to the top. I believe that many organizations could benefit from encouraging more humility in the workplace and creating a feedback culture. Read more in my article published in the December 2023 edition of The Foreign Service Journal.

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