September 25, 2023
October 19, 2023
Location: Arizona State University SkySong 1475 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 200 Scottsdale AZ 85257
When Ego Shows Up Unexpectedly at Work with Speaker, Karen Main, Innovations in Training.
What are some of the ways that ego shows up at work? We may recognize it in others, but do we recognize when ego is our own driver? While a certain amount of self-esteem (and even hubris) is necessary at times, ego can be destructive to our credibility as a leader and disruptive to our team’s morale. Using case studies and examples from her book, Karen Main will lead us in a discussion of the signs that ego is driving us (or our client!) and how to address it.
Karen Main is an award-winning author, speaker, trainer, and consultant specializing in leadership and team development. She is the President of Innovations in Training, a consulting company focused on building strong leaders, teams, and organizations. Karen earned her academic credentials from the University of Denver (PhD, ABD, MA Sociology) and holds numerous certifications including Advanced Certification in Emergenetics, Int. Her first book, Pitfalls and Possibilities: A Leadership Fable, earned Bronze in the Business Fable category in the 2022 Axiom Business Book Awards and was described by a judge in the 2022 Writer’s Digest awards as “a must read” in the leadership genre. A recent transplant from Colorado to Arizona, Karen enjoys exploring the beauty of her new home state. When she’s not teaching speaking or writing, she’s an amateur golfer, aspiring songwriter, and unregular swimmer who is always on the hunt for amazing tacos.