We all have it! But how big is yours? Does it get in the way of your ability to lead?
Do you often:
Decide not to heed sound advice or ideas just because it’s coming from a particular person?
Refrain from thanking ‘underlings’ for teaching you something and would rather remain secretly grateful?
Fail to admit making a mistake as it may be seen as a weakness?
Use deflection (usually on to others or equipment) rather than take personal responsibility for an obvious failure or shortcoming?
See self reflective (man/woman in the mirror) type self analysis tools as being for wusses?
Chances are if you’ve said YES to any 3 of those, your ego is probably too big and gets in the way of your growth and ability to lead. So how can we keep our ego in check? Stay tuned……