'Leaders place burden of change on employees, not themselves'

Leaders must discuss weaknesses and how they contribute to unwanted cultural tendencies

Brandon Black (left) & Shayne Hughes (right)

Brandon Black (left) & Shayne Hughes (right)

Sangeeta Tanwa
Interview with Brandon Black & Shayne Hughes Authors, Ego Free Leadsership

According to you, ego is a constant preoccupation of our self-worth. And it’s a predicable system where trigger reactions can be mapped. What are the ways in which leaders can map and control their trigger reactions?
Black: In any situation — team meeting, board presentation, performance review — a large part of our brain is distracted by an inner voice of judgement. Will I be good enough? Valued? Competent? How are my boss and colleagues judging me? Is this worth my time? This is our ego’s preoccupation with self-worth.

Many people experience this as anxiety, while others use it as a drive to succeed — to prove that they are

First Published: Jan 05 2017 | 01:52 AM IST

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