good read- maybe our prez and our Congress should read it-especially Harry Reid http://www.forbes.com/sites/glennll...wittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social from the article: Entitlement When leaders begin to act as if someone owes them something – this is a sign that they are power hungry. Entitlement is a sign of desperation and victimization. Leaders that lose the respect of their team and colleagues eventually assume a “woe is me” mentality. When leaders feel entitled, they are threatened by any perceived slight or loss. One of the senior leaders in the room during the aforementioned meeting requested that someone from my organization send an email explaining why they should consider a partnership – when in fact it was they who had requested the meeting to explore a partnership in the first place. This was an early warning sign that this particular leader was threatened and was looking out for himself rather than the betterment of the organization he was there to serve.