Tuesday September 22, 2015 #758
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.”
It is a paradox that while leadership requires ego strength, a large ego if expressed almost always gets in the way of great leadership. We see it every day: an egotistical manager taking credit for not only his own efforts but also those of their team. The best leaders have self-awareness and know to never extol their own virtues, only those of their team. They know that while it takes a strong ego to assert oneself and gain leadership roles, that same ego must never be at the forefront once they achieve that role. Be humble and use your ego strength to galvanize the abilities of your team members. It’s actually NOT all about you! Deal with it.