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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 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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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 ALPHA AFFLICTION IN THE ORGANIZATION

Continuing our discussion about The Alpha Affliction, we recall that afflicted top leaders -those lacking emotional maturity and prone to destructive narcissism- use their personal and organizational assets to afflict, rather than serve the interests of the organization. For the alpha, leadership is all about them – their vision, talent and goals.  They pursue their […]

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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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GOLDILOCKS, PORCUPINES & CHAMELEONS – PART 1

What is the “Goldilocks Zone” and how can leaders become stronger by getting into sync with it? One of the many challenges that leaders face is to keep the inner core and outer ring, which we will discuss in this blog, operating in the “Goldilocks Zone”, meaning a “just right” relationship with expressing ones beliefs and […]

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