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When to Leggo Your Ego in Business

The time has never been more critical for business leaders to pay attention to how their egos, defined as a person's sense of self-importance, could be affecting the teams they manage.According to a recent Metlife study of Employee Benefit Trends, a third of employees are reporting they hope to work elsewhere by the end of 2014. Furthermore, a recent study conducted by Gallup indicated that 70% of American workers are "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at work.If your company is having retention issues or employees display low job satisfaction, your business's prosperity could be compromised, and be driven by an unmanaged ego. Sure, there's a time for a big ego – in front of shareholders or Wall Street. But today's most effective leaders are those who acknowledge that they don't have all of the answers and are willing to hear the voices of others, particularly in an increasingly inclusion-needy workforce. The ability to control your ego lays the foundation for executives to listen ...

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