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Arrogance, Humility, or Timidity Mini-cases

Teaching Case
Ryan Quinn
University of Louisville College of Business
Date of Publication: 2020
Leadership topics:
• Humility
• Leadership
Product number (to be assigned)
Industry: Multiple, unspecified industries
Pages: pending


This document contains four mini-case studies. Students prepare by assessing the characters in the cases for their humility from the perspectives of different constituents. This helps them to see the complexity of perspectives and the difficulty of achieving ideal humility. Then, as the students discuss potential applications, they can see how the application of humility differs based on scenarios.


Starter comment: This is actually a series of mini-cases rather than one case, which can be useful for helping students to compare questions about humility across multiple situations, and showing how the same questions can lead to different conclusions in different situations. This can motivate students to want to be more mindful about their approach to leadership.

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