If you work in the event & entertainment business then you know that the ones with the biggest egos rule the roost (or they think they do). Some believe it’s more important at acting like you are the best and letting everybody know this. While this long time practice seems to be the law of the land, is it still practical and is it hurting business?
We all have an ego. There is nothing wrong with a little ego. It gives us confidence in what we do. But what happens when you inflate the ego to the point of not getting stuff done. I believe that big egos are a firewall. We have all seen it in the course of doing business.
How many times have you tried to get a deal done only to have someone slow you down just so the can show you how big their balls are? Not returning an email or phone call because they can? That is not power, that is just being rude! Is this really a productive way to conduct business? I believe this is a waste of money, time, and effort. The aftermath of this recession is that there is no place for waste.
Today business moves at supersonic speed. You want to get a deal done ASAP so you can move to the next set of business on your ever expanding “to do” list. Having to play games with someone’s ego slows down the process. What if everyone kept their ego in check and just got down to business? The deal is either good or bad. If it’s good then get it done. If it’s not a good deal then just say “no thank you” and move on or fix it.
I understand that the ego is never going to go away. It is part of being human. But if we all just thought about it before we played the game? Maybe business just might move a little smoother.