Some of you may know that I work for the Boeing Company. They are a great company to work for and the opportunities I have to grow are wonderful too.
In June, the President and CEO of the Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group announced his retirement after 38 years with the company. His replacement is a man by the name of Ray Conner. He has worked for the company for 34 years and has a resume' filled with valuable experience to lead and guide the division of the Boeing company forward. I was amazed at the counsel he gave to a large group of Boeing interns at a recent conference.
"Humility is part of leadership. You've got to have a plan, you've got to prepare yourself, you've got to perform when you get into the job, and you've got to have a strong base of relationships with people."
The part I really wanted to focus on is the characteristic, humility. No matter your position in life or the responsibilites you have, humility needs to play an important role. I believe that humility is a key factor in a person's true success. Whether you're a father or mother, sister or brother, friend, husband or wife, the fact remains the same--being someone who possesses humility will pay huge dividends in the success of your relationships and strengthen those bonds.
I want to be humble and I hope that one day I will get there. When I'm dead and gone I hope that it will be said of me that I was a goodly and humble man.