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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 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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DESTRUCTIVE NARCISSISM – THE CYCLE OF DECLINE, PART II

In our last blog, we discussed the beginning of the cycle of decline for a narcissist. Today, we will continue down that path. As a reminder, our discussion started with healthy self-assurance and well-founded confidence that moves to overconfidence and superiority; then from superiority to grandiosity; and finally to emotional isolation. What happens when the […]

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THE ROOT OF LEADERSHIP AFFLICTION SERIES: DESTRUCTIVE VS. CONSTRUCTIVE NARCISSISM

If you are just joining us in our “Root of Leadership Affliction” series, we are now deep into our discussion on destruction narcissism and power. Recognizing the Difference: Constructive vs. Destructive Narcissism. It is critical that we draw a clear distinction between constructive narcissism and destructive narcissism.  The constructive narcissist infuses the organization with urgency […]

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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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