Using five years of exhaustive research, David Marcum and Steven Smith provide compelling evidence and mater-of-fact answers on striking the balance between ego and humility to reach the next level of leadership. The authors include case studies to illustrate how ego subtly interferes with success but also how ego sparks the drive to achieve, the nerve to try something new, and the tenacity to conquer adversity.
Early Warning Signs
- Being too competitive makes you less competitive
- Defending ideas turns into defending yourself
- Winning ideas can be halted by the creator's own intelligence and talent
- Desiring respect and recognition can interfere with success
The Keys to Egonomic Health
Three key principles keep ego healthy:
- HUMILITY - striking the crucial balance between too much ego and not enough
- CURIOSITY - blending free thinking and discipline without bias
- VERACITY - Removing fear of giving or getting feedback to produce water-cooler honesty
With a clear focus on elevating the way YOU do business, Egonomics is a liberating approach to becoming a rare and respected leader.