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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 TOXIC LEADER VS. THE GENERATIVE LEADER

In our previous blog, we discussed how toxic leaders operate in a world of scarcity, thinking he or she is in constant danger of lacking scarce, precious resources like power, recognition or affirmation, creating self-centeredness. We also discussed how the toxic leader afflicts the organization.  If you haven’t had  chance to read The Toxic Affliction, […]

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THE PATH TO DESTRUCTIVE NARCISSISM: THE CYCLE OF DECLINE

In our discussions on leadership, it is impossible not to discuss narcissism and its effect on others.  This week, we will discuss how a person enters the downward cycle away from constructive narcissism.  How often do you see these patterns in your leadership circle, and how do you protect yourself from adopting unhealthy patterns? Constructive narcissists […]

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A CASE STUDY ON A FLAWED VISIONARY: PART 2

Pierce was a catalyst for change in others, even on a remarkable scope and scale, yet he resented and resisted any attempt by others to make even the smallest change in his personal or professional life.  He was driven to meet the needs of a world, especially children, in pain and despair, hunger and homelessness.  In fact, […]

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A CASE STUDY ON A FLAWED VISIONARY: PART 1

In our book, The Art of Virtue-Based Transformational Leadership, Jim & I discuss a leadership model that inspires us to lead from the heart of character.  True transformation happens not because of leadership skill, but because of what is in a leader’s heart.  Ultimately the leader’s exercise of virtue is the critical factor in his or her […]

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THE ROOTS OF EMOTIONAL MALFUNCTIONING

  It took only one generation for Adam and Eve’s emotional brokenness to infect the lives of their children.  The story of their first son, Cain, and his younger brother Abel highlight the tragic consequences of the fall on the emotional life of humanity.  You can read the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis […]

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