Attorneys who are humble tend to develop relationships faster and are seen as more trustworthy and accessible. They also make better leaders and often can be the source of strategic value by uniting people in shared values across practices, offices and geographies.
Humility is manifested in self-awareness, openness to feedback, appreciation of others, low self-focus, and pursuit of self-transcendence. Humble people willingly seek accurate self-knowledge and accept their imperfections while remaining fully aware of their talents and abilities. Humble rainmakers appreciate others’ positive worth, strengths, and contributions and thus have no need for entitlement or dominance over others.