It’s not about the self; it’s about the mission of the organization. A principle that is easy to understand but difficult to implement.
Workplace is a competitive environment. Both the pressure to perform and the bias for result drive our behaviors. We lose sight of the organization’s mission in favor of our own.
How often we let our emotions get in the way of the greater good? Especially, we KNOW that we are right. How do we keep our emotions in check when we disagree? Do we ever cross examine our assumptions?
What’s your organization’s mission? Are your values aligned with its? If not, what do you need to change?