After serving as a school principal for years, I gradually realize that I have become more comfortable exercising authority as the vertex of the organization pyramid. But at the same time, I also note that I have become more frequently interrupting my colleagues during their presentations and running roughshod over their ideas. It seems that the more I feel confident in making critical decisions, the less I am ready to listen to advice from colleagues. “It is better to be a poor but wise youth than an old and foolish king who refuses all advice. – Ecclesiastic 4:13.” I am not sure if people at the top tend to become less attentive to others in an organization. But I am quite sure that people are not motivated to contribute their best to the organization if they perceive that people at the top are disconnected from and uninterested in them. I once told my vice that it might be time for me to step down when I refuse advice just because I have been trapped in hubris and self-focus. To avoid the pitfalls of hubris and self-focus, an article in Harvard Business Review: Don’t Let Power Corrupt You (Volume 99 Issue 5), provides corresponding antidotes: cultivate the organization and people at the top “Humility” and “Empathy.”