How to cut out the drama to improve results
By Harvey Schachter Special to the Globe and Mail
Globe & Mail, November 20, 2017
Work place Ego – friend of foe?
Self-reflection is far too often a step that is over looked in leadership roles. As a leader in the work place, questions containing “why” and “who” are commonly asked which tend to ignite one’s ego. When egos exist, it only creates ‘drama and discord in the workplace’ and ‘emotional waste’; unnecessary drama.
Leaders need to find a balance between being a superior and holding themselves accountable, and take the lead to make improvements. Instead of creating a motive by the questions asked, leaders should encourage self-reflection to build collaboration and engagement within the workplace.
“Ego is a distorted filter of the world” and if fed, it creates more suffering than positive production. People within an organization are what keep the engine running. If all parts are not working together, you must find ways to make sure the right approaches and people are in place to reach your goals in a collaborative manner; starting from the top.
As leadership expert John Maxwell notes, leadership is servership. Good leaders know how to ask great questions to get more engagement. Give it a try!
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