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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 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 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 GENIUS OF PERSISTENCE – PART 3

Research indicates that even among the most gifted scientists, athletes or performers, more than a decade of intense training and preparation is required before achieving a world-class level of performance. Two very different individuals and their professional careers come to mind as a classic example of this finding—Actor and dancer Fred Astaire, and 19th century […]

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