Leaders today understand that too much ego can be destructive and can have broad-ranging consequences for a team or a company. When a leader is operating purely from ego, instead of focusing on what’s best for the team or the company, the focus is often turned to what best satisfies their own personal agenda. Although most of us are aware of the damaging impacts that these patterns can have, many of us lack the knowledge or awareness to identify our own ego patterns, or the strategies to move beyond them.
This book offers a highly practical and experiential path towards identifying ego patterns and leading beyond them. It introduces a unique path—the Inner Compass—that has been tried and tested with top-level executives and senior teams around the world. This path helps solve the conflict that exists between subconscious, ego-driven defence mechanisms and the inner self‘s higher purpose. It’s a path that starts with self-awareness, and then continuously expands to include the impact on both teams and entire organizations. It is a path that raises awareness and enables the reader to embrace conscious leadership, not just as a concept, but in every interaction in their leadership role.
In addition to being a book about leadership development, BEYOND EGO takes the reader on a journey of personal growth and self actualization.
It provides the reader with a self help guide to personal development, leading them towards their own inner compass. Along that path it suggests using mindfulness, meditation and yoga exercises to develop the holistic awareness needed to stay present to our own compass.
Highly relevant to readers coming from the areas of leadership, management, team leadership and HR, BEYOND EGO supports the development of a servant leadership career, forming the foundation of a sustainable ESG business culture, built on conscious leadership.
What people are saying about the book:
‘Thought provoking and life changing in many ways, Beyond Ego is a must read for all aspiring leaders’.
Mark Siva – Senior Vice President at Miele
‘Leadership has become one of the most mystified and crowded topics. ‘Beyond ego‘ is THE Guide for every leader to go straight to the core of leadership, what matters most and can be most painful – you. Understanding who you are and how you connect this to the purpose of your business is key to be an authentic leader – today and every day’.
Marc Makowski – VP Innovation Portfolio at Adidas
‘Changing the world begins by transforming our inner world. When we drop from our heads to our hearts and figure out what we really care about we can craft our life compass. Thor provides you with effective guidance for that life-long journey’.
Halla Tomasdottir – CEO of the B-Team