"If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves" - Galatians 6:3.
Humility is not denying the truth of who you are, which is actually false humility. Humility is having an accurate assessment of who you are and what you can do, and pride is the opposite of humility because it carries an inflated or exaggerated perspective and evaluation of one's importance or abilities. Leaders need appropriate humility, which not only includes admitting who they are not and their dependence on God, but also recognizes and confesses who they are, what gifts and strengths they bring to a team, and the real impact of their work. It never glorifies God for any leader to act or pretend like they are nothing when God has gifted and called them to be a person of significance and influence.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to determine if you suffer from false humility, which is denying who you are and what you do well so you can appear to be humble. What do you do when someone compliments you? Do you deny the truth of what they are saying, or can you simply say, "Thank you"? Can you admit you are good at some things without feeling guilty? Can you talk about your gifts without feeling self-conscious? If you answer yes, then you have healthy humility.