An ‘ego-free’ approach

Taking on the job of leading a group can be a satisfying and rewarding task, however the praise that comes from the appreciation of a job well done should not lull us into seeking praise as an ego boost. This is especially a problem if our decisions are coloured by it. If we find ourselves as leaders having an investment in a particular outcome for our own needs rather than the best interests of the group it may be time to reassess why we are taking on the leadership role.