It is a belief that something is owed to us, and impacts our thoughts, feelings, actions, and behaviors.
Entitlement thinking sounds like:
· I deserve _____ because of my position
· I have paid my dues and worked in this position __ years, so I should get the promotion
· People should listen to me and do what I say — I am the boss
· I deserve special treatment because of my ____
With entitlement thinking – we shift our focus to “Its all About ME.” As a leader this can be very dangerous, because we are not focused on the goal, and lost sight of our people and the team.
As a leader, when we care more about ourselves than our people — we are no longer the leader, we are simply a boss.