Magazine article Management Today

Your Route to the Top: Control Your Ego

Magazine article Management Today

Your Route to the Top: Control Your Ego

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Concentrate on the outcome. Remember, it's the result that matters rather than your role in it. Searching for glory will only damage your chance of success.

Let others speak. Listen to their views and allow them to influence yours. A moment of silence once they've finished is worth a hundred interruptions while they're still talking.

Be generous. As the saying goes: 'If you catch too many fish, the best place to store them is in another person's stomach.' If colleagues feel they've gained from your achievements they will love you all the more.

Try modesty. You may be feeling good about what you have achieved but you don't have to tell everyone how great you are.

Treat people equally. Whether you are the boss, the client or the expert in the field, recognise that others have as much to contribute, just in different ways.

Be impartial. When someone asks for personal advice, put your own agenda to one side and base your recommendations on what you think is really in their best interest. …

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