This blog is about working with people who have got a big ego.

These types of people come across as arrogant and they think they know it all or pretend that they do.

They often want to start at the top.  They want a position that recognises their extra special talent but this is just stupid, it’s also counter-productive.

So in the book “gifted hands” Ben Carson and Cecil Murphey they point out “opportunities are there, but we can’t start out as Vice President.  Even if we landed such a position, it wouldn’t do us any good because we wouldn’t know how to do our work.   It’s better to start where we fit in then work our way up”

Of course arrogant people don’t like to work their way up they want to start at the top

I do believe in the power of the mind, change starts in the mind but finishes in your actions.  So winners in life create reality of the futures in the mind but they take action to make it happen.  They understand you have to work at it.  They have to sweat blood and tears.  Difficult people with oversize ego’s and people filled with arrogance forget that they have to work, they feel they are entitled to benefits without working for them, they feel they are just plain lucky.

Don’t ever think you are above hard work because you are not.  There are a lot of people who are big on talk but short on action. They like to talk about all the things they are going to do but never get around to doing anything.

Ego’s tend to hurt the bottom line. An unhealthy ego has the attitude and mentality of ‘get the order, close the business, beat the competition and win at any cost.

An unhealthy ego destroys friendships, business relationships, business alliances, careers and entire companies.  A true business professional knows when to put their ego to one side.  They have the ability to focus on what is the clients best interest they know how to manage and control their ego.

A final word to those affected by ego pride and arrogance is careful when you speak out and be aware of the times when you should shut up.  As Will  Rogers put it “after eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.  He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.  The moral; when you are full of bull keep your mouth shut”.

So if your ego is getting in the way of your performance at work put it aside when you get in and pick it up on the way home.