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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 ALPHA AFFLICTION

We’ve all heard of the Alpha Male.  It may not surprise you to discover that about 70% of senior business executives are alpha males. What may surprise you is what alpha males can can do to your organization, if left to their own devises.   Yes, the lion will one day lay down with the lamb, […]

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THE FUEL OF LEADERSHIP AFFLICTION: UNCHECKED POWER

I charge thee, fling away ambition: by that sin fell the angels—Shakespeare, King Henry the VIII Organizations place leaders on a pedestal and hand them a megaphone. They give them access to “hard” organizational resources (capital, tools, personnel) as well as “soft” assets (the authority to promote or demote, the right to grant job security or […]

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DAY DREAMERS & DREAMERS OF THE DAY

Today, as you go throughout your day leading others, and watching other leaders in action, be encouraged that you can make your vision a reality; you can see true transformation around you by gaining inspiration from other’s success. Consider, today, are you just a day dreamer…or are you dreaming of the day when you will realize your dreams? Nineteenth century […]

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