Leaders Need To Understand Their Greatest Challenge Could Be Inside Themselves
Roger Trapp | July 2016
It is well known that ego plays a large part in politics. You only have to look at the shenanigans in the wake of the U.K.’s referendum on membership of the European Union to see that. This was, of course, an extreme example, with resignations, sudden switches in allegiance and even hints of behind-the-scenes plotting all adding up to something worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy. But, then, just about everything about politics involves ego.
The very idea of an individual thinking that they are worthy of representing the interests of their fellow human beings in anything suggests that they think they are special in some way. This is clearly even more the case when seeking the highest office in the land.