Mitigating the bullying effects of power

I received positive reader responses to my last column (Beware of competence without humility or humanity, March 13). One reader posed a tricky question: Why are so many leaders arrogant if it is obvious that humility is very important? I had to delve back into my readings and available research. Ambition is about glory; humility is about burden and suffering. Do ambition and humility mix at all?    The word “ambition” originated from the Latin ambitionem which meant canvassing; it used to have a negative connotation. Plato and Aristotle preached that ambition.....

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