I'm looking for a slick way of saying a person is able to override their ego, or place their ego in the service of a higher goal. For example "He is able to subvert his ego for the needs of the team", but that seems a bit awkward to me. Any better ideas?
You could say that "He is able to sacrifice his needs for those of his team."
- the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim.