The Biggest Challenge to Growing as a Leader Is Ego
Bruce Eckfeldt | Aug 2019
One of the most common problems I see with companies that have had a strong run of growth and success, is the mindset of the leadership team. Young teams who have done well will often become headstrong and overconfident. And while it’s critical to have a strong, healthy ego, an overdeveloped ego can quickly limit the growth of the leadership team and the company overall.
Healthy egos are confident and act decisively because they know what is needed to be an effective leader. They also know that their power doesn’t come from the fact that they are always right or have expansive power over outcomes. Rather they have a good awareness about their natural limitations of their knowledge and influence and know how to act accordingly.