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egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability) by David Marcum

Author: David Marcum
Book title: egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability)
ISBN10: 1416533230
ISBN13: 978-1416533238
Publisher: Touchstone; 1st Fireside Hardcover Ed edition (September 4, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 272
Size PDF: 1866 kb
Size FB2: 1516 kb
Size ePUB: 1244 kb
Rating: 4.5 ✯
Votes: 708
Subcategory: Business Culture

egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability) by David Marcum

Explaining the link between the ego and business productivity, the consultant authors of businessThink draw on real-life examples to illustrate the distinction between good and great leaders while explaining how managers can effectively use or balance their egos for professional results. 50,000 first printing.
Reviews (7)
Dog_Uoll
This is a great book that I use to keep my ego in check while at work. Knowing that all things good and bad come from the ego or the suppression there of will help guide success. This book will help you better understand your personal relationships as well. It is a must read for anybody who wants to become humbly successful.
Hap
'Egonomics' is a superb account of the effects of excessive and inadequate ego on business performance. Thankfully, the authors took a practical and applied approach to their work instead of the more typical complex, theoretical approach so often seen in other bodies of work. There is ample evidence for anyone who pays attention to human interaction, particularly in the business environment, of these qualities of humility, curiosity, and veracity either contributing to or detracting from productivity at every level of the organization. If `Level 5' leaders possess these qualities as well, that's about all I need to know to be sure we're on the right track, aside from good common sense. Few authors have laid it on the line and it's long overdue. Marcum and Smith have done the business world a huge favor.

Jerry Stigall- Director, Organization Development
Douglas County Government
Seevinev
If you ever picture yourself in a leadership role of any kind and want to be exceptional, READ THIS BOOK. The authors demonstrate how our ego can get in our way or allow us to achieve greatness, if we are paying attention. Our egos are our biggest enemies or our best allies. It all depends of staying awake and aware.
Tebei
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to read Egonomics before it's published. I can't stop talking to others in leadership positions about it. I support and believe whole heartedly the advise given in the book. The authors presentation of their findings is straight forward and easy to digest. As the Founder and CEO of a small business for 18 years I found the book helpful in transitioning my thinking. Also, this is a perfect follow up read to Jim Collin's book "Good to Great". The logic behind their findings should be taken seriously by all leaders who really are seeking to be level 5 leaders. It makes total sense and is attainable if you have the commitment and willingness to have your company grow and suceed long-term. THANK YOU!!!
Steamy Ibis
This book truly helped me to recognize the scenarios where my personal ego, my colleagues ego and our personal attachment to ideas are simply getting in the way of progress. The tactics and techniques offered in this book will definitely be put into practice, in fact I employed many of these tactics as I was reading the book. Bottom line, this book should be mandatory for all people managers and executives.
Golkree
This is really an amazing book. Many of the concepts that they talk about in this book can be used both in our personal life as well as our professional life. There are many issues that are shared in the book which happen around us on a day to day basis but they are things that we don't notice that much, but these little things are the one that affect us most.
inetserfer
This book offers a decent perspective about team building. I
Great book

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