How do we become a Humble leader? What do you need to do in yourself in order to move in that direction, away from arrogance, and toward humility? Do the words of the ancients help? How did it help VADM Stockdale as a POW and as a leader? Colonel Athens, USMC (ret.) is the former Director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and the Naval Academy’s first Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership.