The greatest addiction in the world today is not necessarily what you might think - drugs, alcohol, etc. - it is the human ego. Believe it or not, the human ego can destroy homes, marriages, and relationships faster and more efficiently than most any other addiction.
Leaders who fall victim of this addiction want to be center stage. They often are threatened by the success of others so they fail to develop and use people’s talents or catch them doing something right. They want to be the best, “the fairest of them all.” This reminds me of the fairytale, Snow White, a young maiden who was under the jealous eye of an evil Queen. The Queen with her enormous ego, was determined to be the “fairest of them all,” even if she had to kill everyone in her kingdom to maintain this false pretense.