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Listen to our recent Soul Sessions podcast episode to unravel the psychology of leadership and its relationship with the ego and explore the balance between having a resilient ego and aligning with higher life principles for effective leadership.

Are leaders born with a strong ego, or is it a necessity forged through experience? We unravel the psychology of leadership and its intricate relationship with the ego and explore the balance between having a resilient ego and aligning with higher life principles for effective leadership.

From the early developmental stages of the ego to its role in spirituality and business decisions, we dissect what it means to be a leader with a strong yet guided ego. In this episode, we explore:

•  The psychological perspective on the ego and its necessity for survival, individuation, and leadership
•  The intricate development of one’s ego and the challenges it poses in leadership roles, including maintaining authenticity and strong boundaries
•  How to harness a strong ego aligned with higher business and life principles for positive impact and success
•  The idea of transcending the ego’s needs through self-reflection, non-attachment, and operating from a place of higher knowledge

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INTRO  00:00

Welcome to CreativeMind Soul Sessions with Debra Berndt Maldonado and Dr. Rob Maldonado, founders of CreativeMind. Explore personal growth with us through Jungian psychology, Eastern spirituality, and social neuroscience in a deep, practical way. Let’s begin. 

Debra Maldonado  00:23 

Hello, everyone. Welcome back to Soul Sessions with CreativeMind. I’m Debra Maldonado, here with Dr. Rob Maldonado. We’re so excited to continue our series on leadership. The topic of today is the question: Do leaders need a strong ego? We’ve talked a lot in the spiritual community about letting go of the ego, not being led by the ego. We’re going to turn this on the side a bit and talk about what the ego is and why leaders actually may need a strong ego and how they can work with it. But before we begin and dive in, I’d love to invite you to join us, to subscribe to our channel. If you’re watching us on YouTube, click the button in the corner. If you’re listening to us on Spotify, iTunes or any of those wonderful podcast services, don’t forget to subscribe so you can hear the whole Leadership Series and more. Let’s start with what the ego is like. There’s a lot of misunderstanding. Some people think of ego as egotistical. In psychological terms, what does that mean?

Robert Maldonado  01:32

In pop psychology, people talk about somebody who has a big ego, they say that person is boisterous, very self-assured, perhaps, or very grandiose, they have a very big personality. But that’s not really the psychological understanding of what an ego is. We go back to Freud, who thought of the ego as this mediator between instinctual impulses that come from deep in the unconscious mind and the rules of society, the moral code you have to uphold. The ego is always caught in between these two.

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