It’s hard to get into the boardrooms and offices of some organizations because the egos of the leaders take up way too much space. And some say that’s good; it takes big egos to make things happens.
Not so, according to Art Horn, an executive coach who leads a sales force development company. Just listen to what the people who work for these big egos have to say: “John is a smart guy and knows what he’s doing, but his swollen ego keeps subverting what we’re trying to do as a department.“ Or “Mary needs to stop focusing on her own star qualities and actually help the people who report to her. We’re here to drive results, not admire her.”
In a step-by-step, practical manner, Beyond Ego shows leaders how to move beyond ego in their day-to-day leadership tasks, thereby achieving engaged, inspired, committed, and productive teams and businesses.
Horn teaches them to self-manage, by:
Influential leaders at their best, according to Horn, listen for commitment and pull it out of people, as required. And they role-model this level of commitment in their own lives.
When ego is taken out of the equation, leaders and employees are focused on their mission – unencumbered by the politics and fears that rule in most workplaces. Instead, productivity rules the day.
This inspiring book will have a powerful impact on organizations as leaders come to see that results truly are all that matter when everyone moves together – beyond ego.
Art Horn, founder and president of HORN, is a highly regarded trainer, consultant, speaker, and coach. Art is the author of three books: Skills for Sales Success (used by colleges and universities across Canada), Gifts of Leadership (distributed in different languages across North America, Europe and Asia), and Face It: Recognizing and Conquering The Hidden Fears That Drive All Conflict At Work (recently published by the American Management Association).
Published: February 2008
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.