Nothing is more destructive to a leader than his ego. Our ego is never more present that in an argument.
It’s our ego that insists our idea is the best, that we know the answer, that people just need to do what we say and everything will be good.
It’s our ego that makes us say snarky, sarcastic, cruel things to the people we love the most.
And it’s our ego that makes us get the last word in and do whatever it takes to “win” the argument.
Here’s a secret. You don’t win an argument by being right. You win an argument by being humble and curious. (more…)