Use humility to be more a more effective leader in these five ways.

1) Opinions: input is critical to success

Humble leaders seek input from others to ensure they have all the facts and are making decisions that are in the best interest of the team. No one person has all the answers. If you think you do, then it’s probably time to reassess. People want to work for people who value their opinions rather than ignore or dismiss them. Effectively humble leaders are comfortable asking for input and can just as easily be decisive when the situation calls for it.

2) Mistakes: they will happen so let them

It’s tough to be more transparent and open even those who consider themselves humble don’t want to look like they’ve messed up. But, as human beings we all make mistakes. When you’re willing to share your own missteps, and how you dealt with and recovered from them, you earn trust from your team.

3) Ambiguity: let go and see the results

Many leaders want to control everything. But some things can’t be known up front or beforehand. You have to know when to take charge or when to let go and not try to force everything to go your way.

4) Self-Reflect: spend some time looking back

Like many leadership skills, humility may not come easy to everyone. It’s important to engage in self-reflection. One of the most powerful tools is to write in a journal. By chronicling what went well during your interactions or what you could have handled better, you can enhance your perspective and learn from your actions. There’s almost always room for improvement.

5) Trust: let people do their jobs

Micromanaging kills morale and it isn’t very humble. Choose good people, train them, then get out of the way and let them do their jobs. It can take humility to admit that your way isn’t the only way or even that some people are better at certain roles than you. The humble leader accepts these truths and allow other’s strengths to work for the good of the team or organization without interference.