Egos And The Workplace A Question Of Shortsightedness

Egos And The Workplace A Question Of Shortsightedness

Egos and the​ Workplace,​ a​ Question of​ Shortsightedness
How many times have you seen a​ promotion elevate a​ person’s sense of​ themselves far beyond what seems warranted? Or are you familiar with the​ individual who constantly finds fault with the​ efforts of​ others as​ an​ obvious device to​ showcase their own greatness? But greatness is​ not measured in​ being a​ big fish in​ a​ small pond .​
Greatness is​ being a​ big fish in​ a​ big pond,​ that pond being the​ entire world .​
Greatness is​ rare .​
It’s unlikely you’ll find it​ in​ your organization .​

The next time you leave the​ office,​ open your eyes .​
What you’ll see everywhere are products of​ great minds that have created the​ world we​ know .​
No one in​ your Accounting,​ HR or​ even Research and Development Departments are capable of​ such watershed events or​ inventions .​
Automobiles,​ airplanes,​ buildings,​ harnessed electricity,​ how do we​ view all this with swelled ego .​
Of course,​ you don’t even need to​ leave the​ office .​
Sit at​ your desk,​ connected to​ the​ internet,​ and try to​ convince yourself you’re great.
Why bother pointing this out? Aren’t we​ taught from the​ time we’re little that we’re special? I​ only do so because I’ve seen too often how a​ misguided sense of​ greatness can make one hypercritical of​ others .​
How it​ bestows on​ a​ person the​ right to​ judge others .​
How it​ can create a​ distaste for imperfection?
If you need further proof of​ your own limitations,​ look beyond the​ inventions of​ mankind into the​ expanse of​ the​ sky .​
No,​ you aren’t great,​ but you just may approach greatness in​ your treatment of​ others .​
Help others do their jobs more effectively if​ necessary .​
Remove those silly notions of​ greatness from your self image,​ accept your own imperfections and those of​ others,​ and become a​ great person in​ the​ process.

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