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Fallible Leaders: 11 Derailing Behaviors

We live in a celebrity culture where leaders, especially CEOs, are expected to be perfect examples of heroes. They are held up as icons. We don’t like to admit they have flaws, or that the traits that make them special can also lead to poor executive decisions and failure. It’s probably human nature to want […]
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Why Smart Executives Act Stupidly

What are some of the causes of CEO failures that we see today? In reading Robert J. Sternberg’s Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid, I’m reminded of several spectacular failures that really leave you scratching your head and asking “how can that happen?” And I think that paying attention to these foolish behaviors at […]
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