Ego Is The Enemy Of Good Leadership

In short, the higher leaders rise in the ranks, the more they are at risk of getting an inflated ego. The bigger their ego grows, the more they are at risk of ending up in an insulated bubble, losing touch with their colleagues, the culture, and ultimately their clients. Basically, a big ego makes us have a strong confirmation bias. Breaking free of an overly protective or inflated ego and avoiding the leadership bubble is an important and challenging job. Some of them are simply perks to promote your status and power and ultimately ego. The inflated ego that comes with success – the bigger salary, the nicer office, the easy laughs – often makes us feel as if we’ve found the eternal answer to being a leader. If we let our ego determine what we see, what we hear, and what we believe, we’ve let our past success damage our future success.


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