- Humble – lacking excessive ego and sharing credit;
- Hungry – driven, passionate, always looking for more to do;
- Smart – having common sense and an ability to deal with others.
What makes humble, hungry, and smart people powerful and unique “is not the individual attributes themselves, but rather the required combination of the three,” Lencioni explained.
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