If other people are affecting how we manage ourselves to the point where it is affecting our Executive Edge, then we’d better learn to manage behaviors that are hard to deal with in our workplace.
It would be wonderful if everyone were nice to each other and had each other’s best interest at heart. But the reality is, many people are out for themselves. Sometimes it is a personality issue, and sometimes it is the way the corporate structure is set up.
What do we do with all this? It is a big issue in many companies today. But if your goal is to have Executive Edge and lead and succeed, you have to see the big picture and realize that a leader is only a leader when there are followers.
You have to be above all the petty behaviors. Although difficult, it is critical for your future to learn how to deal with these kinds ofbehaviors. All these behaviors come from ego. While some ego is important, having an inflated ego can hurt you.
If you do not have humility, as a leader...