The term ball hog means:
“Someone who never passes the ball to other players; and instead, takes all the shots him or herself.“
Here are the signs:
-Always (or often) the first person to talk in meetings.
-Think or attempt to show that they are the smartest person in the room.
-Propose and take most, if not all, decisions.
-Have a pattern of interrupting people.
-Insist on making the big plays themself, for example when presenting, deciding or negotiating results.
There is nothing wrong with a talented player taking more shots than his or her teammates, as long as it’s part of the team strategy.
Yet when the CEO, or any other senior executive, complains that they don’t get the buy-in they expect from their executive team or are concerned that they don’t get constructive push back from their executive colleagues, it could be an opportunity to look at how well “the ball” is being shared in the executive team.
Remember, a superstar can win some games, but teamwork wins championships.
Photo image courtesty of @luciaheffernan