Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields.
Everyone has an ego, but some people have a much stronger sense of
self-worth than others do.The number of
self-defined experts increases every day.It seems hard to know those that have skills matching their sense of
self-worth from those that may be overwhelmed with their own importance in
life.Knowing the difference of the
skills of the experts may help in determining the advice you need to follow,
but learning to adapt the advice to your situation is a much more important
skill and is where you need to focus your efforts.
Companies have a wide array of personalities.Perhaps you have been in team meetings where
the chest thumping and primal discourse of “mine
is better than yours” has taken place.It becomes difficult for those with lesser egos to tolerate and it becomes
a challenge to those with greater egos.Most likely, you have experienced this situation.
A higher level of education sometimes brings out an increased
sense of importance.This becomes
enhanced when accomplishments mount and the individual has not had a failure
under their belt.A combination of
successes and failures has a tendency to even out egos, or maybe it is maturing
process that takes place.Sometimes, the
maturation never happens and ones ego remains unduly high. The highly educated,
levelheaded, experts that have become more parental in their desire to help are
among the best to help bring teams together and provide advice.
Issues with large egos has nothing to do with you or your startup
if you never interact with people that feel they are so superior their advice must
be followed.Maybe you have learned to
manage these superior individuals, but your team has not.Obtaining great advice from inside and outside
your organization is necessary. Advice
from some people comes with discourse as others in the company feel they are
working with unpleasant people.Resolution
of the problems comes from your ability to filter and translate the information.You can adjust the advice and directions to match
your business.Your team will better act
on the directions you set before them if they have confidence in you.
Not everyone is going to find advice provided from others as positive
as you might.Some may feel the advice
is wrong.Others may be intimidated and
feel their jobs are threatened.Others
hate having the arrogant person you interact with around the company.Again, this is why your choice of personalities
around you makes you the best person to filter and relay any information.
These comments come from years of interactions with people.A few of them could disrupt all business activities
simply by the mention of their names!You
must learn to translate negative energy to positive energy and buffer your
team.The team must feel comfortable contributing
as equal partners.Your job as a leader
of your business is bringing out the best of all those in your company and
taking the company to the great levels you strive to attain.TAME
THOSE EGOS AND KEEP YOUR COMPANY MOVING IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION!
I would love to hear whether you have ever had experiences with huge egos and how it turned out.