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The former commander of a highly decorated Navy SEAL unit explains how to identify and deal with toxic egos in order to be a great leader

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Jocko Willink is a former Navy SEAL commander turned best-selling author, podcast host, and leadership consultant. His new book is " Leadership Strategy and Tactics ."
He told us a story about butting heads with an arrogant CEO. Willink fixed the issue when he told the CEO why he admired him, and the CEO reciprocated the compliment. The problem was a clash of big egos.
Willink said "subordinate your ego" is a key leadership tactic because it requires more confidence than ego-driven acts of dominance, and it results in better long-term relationships.
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