Ego!

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……

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