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How tp keep your ego in check


Twelve ways to keep your ego in check  



  1. Monitor the danger sign of a runaway ego
  2. Realize that your success depends on the efforts of others.
  3. Remove self-serving and egoistic expressions from your language.
  4. Stop talking and start listening.
  5. Study the best "balancing acts" you can find.
  6. Place your stature in context
  7. Identify the motive for self-aggrandizement.
  8. Learn to laugh at yourself
  9. When you've offended or embarrassed someone, apologize.
  10. Associate with many different kinds of people.
  11. Serve the downtrodden.
  12. Become a servant leader.

Strategies to make better decision



  1. Recognize your personal decision making biases
  2. Involve colleagues who see the world differently from you.
  3. Fight the temptation to solve today's problem with yesterdays solution
  4. Solve problems with a win-win orientation
  5. Solicit information from individuals affected by the decision
  6. Make sure you are solving the right problem
  7. Consider as many solution as possible.
  8. Realize that even the best solution may open the door to new problems.
  9. If you are using hard data as the basis of your decision, verify the numbers.
  10. When you make a decision affecting others, share the reason behind the decision.
  11. Think in terms of satisfying, not optimization.
  12. Ask a lot of questions.
  13. Learn from prior decisions
  14. Ask for criticism.