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THE DIMINSHER AFFLICTION

Beware the leader too smart to be wise. What is a Diminisher? Author and consultant Liz Wiseman’s book, Multipliers, features two distinct and contrasting types of leaders; multipliers and diminishers.  Multipliers are strong and capable leaders in their own right, but they use their talent and organizational power to access and leverage (multiply) the strength and talent […]

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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 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 TOXIC AFFLICTION

Nothing grows under the giant banyan tree.” —Indian proverb Introduction: When Plants Compete We don’t think of plants as competitive in the same way as animals or people.  But, it may surprise you that the quest for scarce, precious resources is just as much a part of the plant kingdom as the animal kingdom. Plants […]

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THE ROOT OF LEADERSHIP AFFLICTION: HOW EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS HANDLE EMOTIONS

In our ongoing discussion on exceptional leadership, we are taking a close look at leaders’ emotions in the workplace. In our last blog, we discussed leaders with emotional immaturity, and the contrast of leaders who lead with emotional resilience. Today, we will continue that discussion by discussing four important “R’s” in leaders’ emotions: Emotional Realism Emotional […]

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SIX TOP TOP LEADERSHIP AFFLICTIONS

Every day,  all over the world, organizations, even good organizations, rid themselves of one afflicted leader, only to hire the next.  Why is this? In our new blog series on Leadership Afflictions, we will study the unique pressures of leadership and how to identify leadership afflictions at the highest levels of organizational life. Organizations Are Only Human. […]

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LEADERSHIP & PERSISTENCE: THE LESSON OF BAMBOO

 Sooner or later, leaders confront the three hard truths of persistence. To review: (1) Initial success is no guarantee of future success. (2) There are no shortcuts to enduring success. (3) Life is hard so those who want to succeed must work hard. Nothing good comes easy or fast.  Life is hard and the leadership […]

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THE GENIUS OF PERSISTENCE: PART 1

Thirtieth president of the United States Calvin Coolidge earned a reputation for being honest, direct, and hardworking.  Coolidge honored persistence with a plaque in his office. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is […]

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