Category Archives: Leadership w/Ego

Op-Ed in Management Today: Real leaders need to lose the ego

Real leaders need to lose the ego By Isaac Getz,   Management Today, 13 Feb 2019 “The biggest shortage in the world is not oil or food. It’s leadership without ego.” So said Bob Davids, who has successfully led six companies in diverse industries for 40 years, including a leading high-tech toymaker Radica and world-famous winery Sea Smoke Cellars. […]

“Leadership without Ego” gems — Week V

Here is the 5th group of five little exceprts from Leadership without Ego by B. Davids, B. Carney & I. Getz (Palgrave MacMillan) in print Jan 2019. “The fun of a business is inversely linear to the size of the company. The bigger you get, the less fun you have and more headache, and the […]

“Leadership without Ego” gems — Week IV

Here is the 4th group of five little exceprts from Leadership without Ego by B. Davids, B. Carney & I. Getz (Palgrave MacMillan) in print Jan 2019. “As the No. 2 person in your organization you have no chance to build the culture and lead the ‘fun.’ That is always the responsibility of the CEO. […]

“Leadership without Ego” gems — Week III

Here is the 3rd group of five little exceprts from Leadership without Ego by B. Davids, B. Carney & I. Getz (Palgrave MacMillan) in print Jan 2019. “Candidates have to have the job skills to be interviewed, but the interview is really about whether they fit our culture. Cultures are built one person at a […]

“Leadership without Ego” gems — Week II

Here is the 2nd group of five little exceprts from Leadership without Ego by B. Davids, B. Carney & I. Getz (Palgrave MacMillan) in print Jan 2019. “If I stack a chain on the table and then push it, what direction will it go? The correct answer is, ‘I do not know.’ If I pull […]

“Leadership without Ego” gems — Week I

Here are the first five little exceprts from Leadership without Ego by B. Davids, B. Carney & I. Getz (Palgrave MacMillan) in print Jan 2019. “The biggest shortage in the world is not oil or food—it’s leadership without ego.” “A superior skill-set makes you better in that discipline. It doesn’t make you any better as […]