Egonomics: What Makes Our Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability)

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ISBN: 1416533273

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Overview

This book gets mixed reviews from all angles. Some people love it, others are wary of the "do-it-yourself" fix-it strategies. Although the exploration of ego's assets and liabilities are strong, and the authors attempt to draw a line in the sand where ego and humility meet in a peaceful coexistence, More »

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ISBN: 1416533273

This book gets mixed reviews from all angles. Some people love it, others are wary of the "do-it-yourself" fix-it strategies. Although the exploration of ego's assets and liabilities are strong, and the authors attempt to draw a line in the sand where ego and humility meet in a peaceful coexistence, the advice is thin. The best value of this book is just reading it, weighing the concepts, and using your own good sense to search your own ego to find your own balance. A sample of ideas from the book follow: Ego is a liability when: being too competitive makes you less competitive; defending your ideas turns into defending yourself; the desire for individual respect and recognition interferes with a team's success. Three key principles keep ego healthy: humility - strike the crucial balance between too much ego and not enough. curiosity - blend free thinking and discipline without bias. veracity - remove the fear of giving or getting honest feedback.

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