BOSTON—Humility is misunderstood. Because humility isn't weakness or indecision.
It is strength.
And that makes humility essential to leadership.
See, humble leaders listen first. They weigh all sides of an issue, hear contradictory opinions and consider areas where they may have blind spots. They admit if they're wrong, are quick to offer praise and always—always—keep the focus on others: the company, its employees and stakeholders.
That's the kind of leader Sean Keohane strives to be.
The kind that listens. The kind that learns. The kind that keeps the focus on others.
And according to the Cabot Corp. employees who nominated their president and CEO for the Executive of the Year honor, that's exactly how Keohane leads. With compassion, respect and foresight.