The visible sort of ego, the kind that throws its weight around, is the most tiresome. But the silent sort, that tricks you into thinking it isn’t there, is the most dangerous. Real life tells us that at work almost everything is ego. Our egos make us think we are more important than we are. When we screw something up, we also inflate our own role. Most people were happy to forgo extra money, so long as they could hold forth on their favourite subject: themselves.
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