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  1. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    You’re bang on when you say we can learn from people at all levels, not just our superiors. That’s one of the values of a multi-generational workforce. We can all learn from each other, if we let it happen. Sadly, ego gets in the way.

    • Shelly DS says

      Oh gosh Michelle, ego always gets in the way and its really sad to see! It’s great that you aren’t on the wrong side of this equation 😉
      As always, thanks fro the love!

  2. AP2 says

    I always like to make a distinction between confidence and arrogance. Confidence is being comfortable in your own skin. Arrogance, on the other hand, is a belief you are better than other people. That you are superior. Confidence is good. Arrogance is dangerous. One is a product of having a growth mindset. The other is a product of having a fixed one. A growth mindset always understands that nothing is fixed and that you always have something to learn. A fixed mindset has a win at all cost mentality. The moment they lose their confidence (or delicate ego) gets shattered. It’s a lot for them to take. Those with a growth mindset will simply see it for what it is. A learning experience/opportunity. Great post Kelly 🙏

    • Shelly DS says

      Indeed! It’s interesting to see how thin the line is between confidence and arrogance in most times though. I find so many people who confuse the two and are such a horror to deal with… I suppose it’s just one of those things!
      Thanks for reading and sharing some greater insight 🙂

  3. Happy Panda says

    So true!! I’ve had a lot of egoistic people around me at work – people who were my super seniors – and I realised it actually hampered their growth because they didn’t accept new information and change well. The feeling that you know best – can really pull you back.
    Great and helpful post! 👏

  4. bosssybabe says

    I used to be a way different manager than I am now.. I learned a lot since then. I don’t know if my issue at the time was ego but it certainly didn’t include a whole lot of compassion… And now I’ve worked in my industry long enough to know that you have to treat everyone as equal and if equality is not possible then at the very least, respect (not that I was disrespectful but as a manager I was probably a bit more militant than I needed to be). We live and we learn..!

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