As a leader it is easy to let your ego blind you. Your responsibility to serve, understand and lift your teams helps you be part of something greater than yourself.

About the Speaker

Engineering Leader Virendra Vase

Virendra Vase

Virendra Vase is an Angel Investor, Technology Advisor and Executive Coach. He has previously worked as an executive with Salesforce, Yahoo and Life 360. Virendra is Computer Engineer.

3-Bullet Summary:

  • Humility sets a good leader apart from the rest.
  • Vulnerability is the greatest measure of courage.
  • Great leaders use humility to inspire shared vision. Humility is not a sign of weakness. Humility is the greatest sign of strength.

Podcast Quotables

“I’ve seen so many leaders that make it about themselves. Here, in Silicon Valley, where I spent my entire professional career, there’s a lot of ego and pride. And I can tell you the leaders that have impressed me the most are the ones with the smallest ego and did not make it about themselves.”

“What sort of legacy do I want to build? Do I want to have people say ‘he makes it all about himself’, or ‘it’s awesome, because he makes it about me’.”

“The leaders are all about the team. It’s not really about me. How can I inspire shared vision? And you do that by shining the light on somebody else.”



Recommended Reading:

  • The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick Lencioni

  • Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman

  • Rare Leadership: 4 Uncommon Habits For Increasing Trust, Joy, and Engagement in the People You Lead by Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder

  • Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman