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Learning how to deal with your big ego

  1. 1. Learning How to Deal with your Big Ego
  2. 2. Learning How to Deal with your Big Ego Introduction • Many of us spend a majority of our time at the workplace and are in constant touch with our colleagues, bosses and others. • In a demanding and competitive work environment, tempers can rise and small issues blown out of proportion.
  3. 3. Learning How to Deal with your Big Ego Introduction • When ego problems crop up at our place of work, we cannot focus on the task at hand, and this could disrupt the entire functioning of an organisation. • We have prepared simple steps to prevent ego-related tussles.
  4. 4. Learning How to Deal with your Big Ego Step 01 – Be a team player • The first thing to remember is that the success of any project we undertake involves team work. • In many cases, one see's projects getting delayed because of ego hassles among team members. • This can be very detrimental to an organisation. • The successful completion of a project should be your only focus.
  5. 5. Learning How to Deal with your Big Ego Step 02 – Avoiding the game of one-upmanship • Playing the game of oneupmanship or making someone look bad will benefit no one. • Sink your differences and learn to be a team player. • This is a key component of keeping your ego in check.
  6. 6. Learning How to Deal with your Big Ego Step 03 – Reflect on performance • Take time out to reflect on your professional life regularly, but be honest with yourself while doing so. • While it is necessary to be proud of your achievements, don't let it inflate your ego. • At the same time, be honest with yourself if things go wrong in an assignment you are handling due to a mistake you have made.
  7. 7. Learning How to Deal with your Big Ego Step 04 – Don t get obsessed • Don’t get obsessed with positive feedback and flattering comments since most of these opinions do not matter. • Rather focus on relationships and opinions of people with who you share mutual respect and friendship. • This will enhance efficiency and guide your ego in the right direction.
  8. 8. Learning How to Deal with your Big Ego Step 05 – Ask for help • Even if you're an extremely experienced professional in your chosen field, you may not be aware of certain developments. • Do not let your ego come in the way of asking a junior colleague for help. • Some of the most successful businessmen in the world openly admit to hiring people who are better than they are, when asked about the secret of their organisation's success.
  9. 9. Learning How to Deal with your Big Ego Step 06 – Be humble • Hard work, single-minded focus and sincerity can make you a successful professional. • But always be humble about your achievements. • Ego affirms one's ability to take charge and keeping a check on it is critical to developing strong organisations, which can achieve sustainable results.
  10. 10. • The following are referenced in this presentation: – http://ordinarygentlemen.com/blog/2013/02/17/ego-inthe-workplace – http://www.workingmatters.com/may20 09-egointheworkplace.html – http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes. com/2011-0809/news/29867341_1_ego-successworkplace – http://www.managementissues.com/opinion/6758/too-much-ortoo-little-ego-undermines-leadership/
  11. 11. Feel free to send us an e-mail. Our Website: www.licoreis.com Our E-mail: licoreis@licoreis.com licoreis@licoreis.com.br Linkedin: Roberto de Paula Lico Júnior Skype: roberto.lico

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