How to Eliminate or Reduce Egos & Be a Better Leader
Prof. Dr. Patrick L. C. Low, Ph.D. | Jul 2015
Leaders or in fact, any person, check your ego! An English saying goes, “Pride comes before a fall”, and in this review research paper, the author, a practitioner-academician, seeks to investigate and assess the various types of egos such as self-importance, narcissism and a host of others that may impede or block the smooth working of leadership, more so, when leaders possess or carry their egos, high and mighty while leading.
Such attitude and behaviors of egoistic leaders, among other things, include, for example, “admiring and caring more for themselves…(and) taking ego trips”, “smug” and “self-important leaders can make their people feel small, if not humiliate… or embarrass them”. With key pointers and examples, this paper seeks to illustrate and demonstrate that by minimizing the various egos, leaders can definitely better lead their people.