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Melbourne Business School News Podcast: How displaying humility as a leader can boost team productivity

Podcast: How displaying humility as a leader can boost team productivity

Leaders who display humility can improve their team's confidence and make them feel safe in the workplace, says Associate Professor Burak Oc.

"Irrespective of whether or not you're a humble person, if you do at least three things in an organisation, people will perceive you as a humble leader," he says.

"What are those three things? It's acknowledging that you're only human and you can make mistakes too, recognising other people's strengths and achievements, and basically putting in effort to learn and grow as an individual."

Professor Oc was speaking on the latest episode of the Melbourne Business School Podcast, joining host Yasmin Rupesinghe to discuss his research into the benefits of displaying humility as a leader in the workplace.

Listen to the full episode above, or visit our podcasts page for more.

Professor Oc's research interests are leadership, power and organisational Justice. His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and The Leadership Quarterly. Visit his faculty profile for more information.

Yasmin is a Program Manager on our Executive MBA and Senior Executive MBA programs, and a radio presenter for PBS FM.

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