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THE WOODENHEADED AFFLICTION IN ACTION

Were you able to read our recent information on The Wooddenheaded Affliction in leadership? If not, take a minute to read it here, and then read below to learn about the Woodenheaded Affliction in action. A tragic example. General Douglas Haig is a tragic example of what can happen when a top leader afflicted by […]

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THE WOODENHEADED AFFLICTION

The greatest of sins is to be conscious of none.” Introduction. What is Woodenheadedness? In The March of Folly: From Troy to Viet Nam, historian Barbara Tuchman describes human history as the “unfolding of miscalculation,” a litany of failure, mismanagement and delusion in the pursuit of disastrous national and organizational policies.  She explores four historic […]

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THE IMPACT OF REALITY-EDITING LEADERS

Reality-Editing Leaders We hope you have been following along in our series of The Impact of Reality-Editing Leaders.  If you have not had a chance to read Part I, do so now, prior to reading this conclusion. Strategies of Reality-Editing Leaders 1st The first strategy is the generation of a “reality distortion field.” Among his many […]

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GOLDILOCKS, PORCUPINES, AND CHAMELEONS, PART 3: THE CHAMELEON LEADER

Now that we have discussed “The Goldilocks Zone” (the “just right” leadership relationship of effective leaders, and porcupine leaders (prickly, unapproachable, defensive leaders), we are finally able to reveal the chameleon leader. You may remember our earlier discussions on leadership in relation to outer rings and inner cores. Our inner core is home to an unchanging set […]

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Executing the vision

LEADERSHIP BY MAGICAL THINKING

The announcement of a new tomorrow is necessary to begin the journey to the future. But it is just the beginning.  The vision must not only be widely understood and passionately embraced.  If it is to be genuinely transforming, it must be effectively executed and powerfully sustained. There is the leadership work of conceiving and […]

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