He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains proves he has no brains of his own. (Charles Spurgeon, 19th century British preacher)

Some people are so proud that they act as if they know it all and don’t need anyone else’s thoughts or ideas. We all know how ludicrous that is, but too often we think we know better than someone else, and we follow our own instincts—sometimes to no good. The humble leader acknowledges the wisdom of others and looks for it.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you (James 1:5).