The ego’s function is to protect us from perceived harm and acts as a safeguard at individual and at collective level. The ego – unlike the soul – expresses itself in dualities: good or bad, right or wrong, winner or loser… The ego often gets in the way of the soul, and, acting in self-interest, can prevent us from living authentically.

If we let our ego dominate, we live a life with prejudice, with fear and with doubts, which take unnecessary energy and makes us less effective. This applies both to individuals and organisations, and indeed nations. At Parrhesian we strive to balance the ego and the soul on a personal and a collective level – an alignment which generates optimum effectiveness.