Why Your Organization Needs You To Check Your Ego At The Door
Roger Trapp | March 2017
The idea that ego and leadership are somehow linked is hardly new or astounding. Given the effort it takes most leaders to reach their positions, it is not surprising that ego plays a big part. However, there are signs that – while self-confidence is obviously critical for such roles – ego can get in the way. Last summer, I wrote about the marketing guru Ryan Holiday and his book Ego Is The Enemy.
While clearly attempting to challenge the usual approach in business, that book was nonetheless the story of an increasingly philosophical marketing guru with a keen interest in classical thinking. Now, a rather more conventional-sounding business executive has co-authored a book that raises many of the same issues.