It doesn't matter how smart you are. Having too much ego isn't good for you or anyone around you.
Two in five CEOs fail within their first 18 months of leading an organization, according to a study published in the Harvard Business Review. One-third of chief executives from companies don't make it past three years.
The most successful leaders are aware that emotional intelligence is required in a business environment.
"No matter how open minded or easy to talk to you may be, having a top executive role requires that you use diligent, mindful effort to stay grounded and in touch with how the decisions you make effect the people on the assembly linemaking widgets for you every day," writes author Jen Shirkani in her book "EGO vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps with Emotional Intelligence."
Below are eight of the most common ego traps that Shirkani says will destroy any leader's career:
Ego Trap #1: Ignoring feedback you don't like.
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