Nice guys finish last, right? Or maybe our long held maxims don’t hold up under scrutiny. Jason Hartman talks with Shayne Hughes, President at Learning As Leadership and author of Ego Free Leadership, about whether ego is good or bad, how we can identify our negative tendencies, ways we can counter our natural instincts, and how we’re not alone in our feelings of inadequacies.
[1:18] Is ego always bad?
[4:40] Our desire to prove ourselves hijacks our purpose
[8:53] Some of our ego baggage comes from things that happened when we were young, and can come off as personality but aren’t truly that
[12:51] Work places with turf wars aren’t committed to their endeavor, and can tear apart a company
[16:12] When your ego is ratcheted up in intensity you can feel an impulse of tension. They key is to not beat ourselves up
[19:16] We all feel alone with our stress and insecurities, but every other person has something similar going on.
“People, deep down, are yearning for a sense of safety, authenticity, belonging, and a larger purpose”