Season 1, Episode 2
The Devil Inside: How do I let go of my ego?
Episode 2: The Devil Inside: How do I let go of my ego?
Ego can either make or break your company.
Ego is defined as a self generated identity of what we believe to be who and what we are. A strong egocentric nature is linked to our core identity as humans, and therefore we want to protect it at all costs. As a leader, an ego left unchecked can warp our perspective and values and corrupt our behaviour.
As we advance up the corporate ladder, people are more likely to want to please us. As leaders, we can fall into the habit of always wanting to be right, which can make our views of the world very insular creating a massive disconnect with the wider business and its culture.
In today’s episode, we discuss the fact that the ego may be part of us but it isn’t who we really are. All the beliefs, perceptions and traits that we identify as being you are created and chosen. So how do we better manage our ego as leaders and as people?
In this episode we will discuss:
- Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday and the 3 ways ego is working against you
- Our 5 key strategies on how to let go of your ego and become a better leader