Bullheadedness is unprofessional, at least in most professions. By
"bullheadedness," I mean doing what you want no matter whether a
professional tells you not to do it or whether your boss tells you not
to do it, even if they tell you why and they are clearly right.
One of the professions where bullheadedness is somewhat acceptable is
politics. Take the Louisville council, for example. According to an
last week in the Courier-Journal
, the council is about to
vote on a 15-year renewal of a cable franchise agreement, a pretty big
deal. And the cable company goes and offers council members free
tickets and access to a luxury suite for a University of
Kentucky-University of Louisville basketball game at the KFC Yum!
Center (it ended up being Louisville's second loss of the season).