Ego goes into overdrive when a sense of value is missing.

When one’s value is not understood, it can manifest as negative social behaviors like attention seeking and self-aggrandizing. To solve or prevent, explicitly discuss people’s value with them, and make it a point to catch people doing things right. Includes needing to be right behaviors.rB1 Can actively harm a team when done by a manager.

  1. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts (New York: Random House, 2018). (See notes.)