Recognising the signs of an unhealthy ego in business will serve you well. There are warning signs. Knowing how to spot them as early as possible gives you a better chance of preventing unfavourable behaviour from becoming an issue. Of course, red flags don’t always translate into problems. However, it could be an indication that a change is needed. It’s better to take action at the first signs of disruption before it becomes costly on multiple levels.
The Ego of Too Much Confidence and Not Enough Skill
An Unhealthy Ego is a Common Problem
Hiring the right person for the company can be a challenge. However, when the odds of getting it right are so low, there is a severe flaw. To have a troublesome team member is concerning. To have a bad manager or leader is detrimental to business (and very costly).
Beware of the Charming Usurper
Maintain control with HouseRules
An Unhealthy Ego Brings About Stagnation
Identify the Real Obstacle
The Centre of the Universe Ego
HouseRules deter Unhealthy Egos
- From the point of recruitment and onboarding, know what to look for in a candidate rather than being wooed;
- Having each individual recognise that rules in the organisation are not arbitrary. They are implemented to fulfil the overall values and purpose of the company.
- No one is above or excluded from HouseRules they are monitored, and action will be taken if they are not complied with.