Braggadocio, big egos and little men who pound their chests accomplish a lot in a small amount of time, but the aftermath is burned bridges, one-way doors and a transactional culture. The last 4 years of American politics is a good example of how damaging this type of high octane ego fueled leadership can be. It’s the same for companies and communities.
Don’t just avoid working with chest pounders, flee from them. It’s not worth it. When they flame out, they push the ejection button without you, leaving you to go down in flames. Their stain rubs off on you.
Compassion, kindness and soft power take time and translates into sustainability, rich journeys and life long bonds. Be patient, laugh and work with people who share the same values. Choose wisely, it’s worth it.