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[VIDEO] Is your ego getting in the way of true leadership?

by Karina Reyes

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    "[Leadership] is the rarest commodity, and the world needs you."

    That is the last line of this week's video of the week. Leadership is an intangible thing, elusive to many. Once you become a leader though, it's for life. It's a valuable commodity that can be used for good or bad.

    Bob Davis is an entrepreneur who knows the value of leadership, as he began his first business at 12 years old. Having been in roles of leadership all his life, he offers many insights.

    His core teachings show us that leadership and management are the interplay of three core aspects that are in a manager's control:

    1. Time
    2. Quality
    3. Money

    It's the manager's role to figure out how to balance and complement these three facets, and motivate those around them to want to strive for all three.

    To motivate people successfully as a leader, not only do you have to keep these three constraints in mind, but also keep your ego in check because it could be getting in the way of true leadership.  Once you have power, the surest way to get others to follow you and produce their best work is to turn that power back over to the people.

    The more you give power, the more you'll receive trust, quality work, and consequently, power.

    So ask yourself: Is your ego getting in the way of true leadership?

    Watch his video below to hear the full video with examples of great leaders before us!




    Karina Reyes

    Karina Reyes

    Karina completed both her Bachelor of Arts in Studio art and Bachelor of Arts in English Writing & Rhetoric from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. She then went on to enroll in Houston Baptist University's Master's in Secondary Curriculum & Instruction program, where she earned her Texas Teacher's certification for English 9-12. Her role as an editor for a weekly newspaper, and six years of experience as a teacher combine to give her a thorough knowledge of curriculum, course development and best practices in content mastery.

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