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……
(An university professor when informed me, If you can’t
clarify something; you don’t know it.”) I have actually published out this blog site as a referral. Thanks.