Leading The Future of Work With Jacob Morgan

What is the most dangerous quality a leader can have?

Ego.

Having an ego in itself isn't bad. But what hurts a lot of leaders is having an ego that goes unchecked.

As you grow and excel in your career, you're going to get more power, authority, responsibility, and money. And as that happens, it's only natural that your ego is going to grow.

As a result, you start to think that your ideas are better than everybody else's and that you shouldn't be questioned or challenged.

This is when the downward spiral typically begins.

In addition to creating a toxic work culture, you start to miss out on opportunities to create new products and services, and you start to make bad decisions.

But the good news is there are a few things that you can do to avoid having this happen to you:

1. Practice empathy

2. Embrace and develop self awareness

3. Surround yourself with diverse people who are smarter and more talented than you

4. Get out of the ivory tower and spend time with people across different seniority levels and different functions in the organization

5. Practice saying I don't know

Keep your ego in check as you grow and develop as a leader. Don't let ego kill your career and your leadership potential.

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