Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Ego Curtain

I once heard a speaker describe his ego as a heavy curtain that would block out the light every time it was drawn over his windows.

The ego becomes a barrier when:
  • Our sales materials are more about our credentials than about the client's needs.
  • We are so busy thinking of our clever response that we fail to listen to what the other person is saying.
  • Our preoccupation with status causes us to get sidetracked from our mission.
  • Our eagerness to avoid individual blame for blunders makes us discount how such avoidance can harm our organization.
  • Our emphasis on image leads to extra costs that come at the expense of substance.

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