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IT Leaders need Self Esteem – No Ego

IT Leaders must have a solid self-esteem to be able to deal with all the issues that come up during deploying IT solutions and dealing with IT legacy systems.

tugofwar Self Esteem is the inverse to the Ego. Self Esteem is the level of how much one likes/loves themselves without external interaction. Ego is the outside praise of oneself. If you find yourself focused on how others think about you, you may  need to work on your self esteem.

How can I work on my Self Esteem
Basically, self esteem is exercised when you do things that are good for you but might not feel good at the time. Ego is exercised when you do things that feel good at the time.

Remember: You are what you think. So if your self esteem is not what you want it to be, change your thinking. This will lead to changing you actions which will change your life.

Here are some quick ways to build your self esteem:

  • Wear your seat belt
  • Exercise 3-5 weekly
  • Tell yourself daily “I like myself”
  • Look for the silver lining in everything.
  • Always be positive and be very forgiving of others

 

As a leader, you will have to deal with all types of personalities. I’m starting to add the different extreme personalities that are heavy on the egos. Use these different personalities to see how your ego is impacting your life.  I try to keep my ego between all these extremes:

THE DOORMAT & THE MARTYR

THE BUTTERFLY &  THE HOBBIT

THE MONK & THE SLOB

THE SCARECROW & THE JOKER

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