“Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it.” Colin Powell.
The best leaders can set their ego aside to bring out the most positive and best outcome for their team, organisation or country.
They have the ability to self-regulate difficult or painful experiences rooted in fear or anger. They can face their own hypocrisy and ask themselves, can I really set aside my ego to bring about a positive outcome here?
I’d like to see more leadership of this nature, especially from within oppressive and misogynistic cultures and environments.
Two questions for you;
1. How would you describe your ego to someone?
2. Can you truly set it aside to serve the greater good not just your own agenda?