You work for a Marquee Brand? Don’t take yourself too seriously! You are only employed there, You don’t own the company 🙂 When we work for large brands, we get carried away, it shows in our behavior especially in external settings. We make people around us to feel “Don’t you know whom I work for”? In one of the common forums, I frequently used to meet leaders of competitors and it was fun to watch these behaviors at play. Leaders who worked with so-called large brands were mostly aloof. They won’t talk to you unless you take the initiative to have a conversation. They like to be with their entourage or on their phone to cover their lack of intent to connect. Why come to an event if you don’t want to converse with others? Some of them hang around only with peers from large companies. Even if you end up speaking, you would quickly realize it to be a one-sided conversation. Many are not interested in talking to you but only about themselves and their big brand. I wonder how great opportunities to represent marquee brands in public forums are lost by gloating leaders. I wish their employers coached them to responsibly represent their brand. After all, we all only work only for a ‘finite’ time with our employers. Who knows where you will be tomorrow?