There is a lot of big talk about leadership in the corporate world these days. Phrases like "engagement," "building trust," "succession planning," and "employee development" get bandied about. But from what I have seen, the amount of talk is inversely proportional to the leadership. Reality-Based Leaders are different. They are less talk, more action. They are willing to forgive, to refrain from judging others, and to serve. Reality-Based Leadership is humility in action, and humility requires that you give your ego a rest. Everyone has heard of the ego, and you might even think that a little ego is healthy, necessary, even, to lead others and succeed.