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Narcissistic Leadership or Visionary?

There’s a case to be made for narcissistic CEOs who can lead companies to greatness, inspire followers and achieve game-changing solutions in our rapidly changing world. “It is narcissistic leaders who take us to places we’ve never been before, who innovate, who build empires out of nothing.” ~ Michael Maccoby, Narcissistic Leaders: Who Succeeds and […]
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Leadership Personalities: Narcissistic Types

Everyone I talk with is familiar with the narcissistic type leader, but not many people understand precisely how the term can apply in both a positive and a negative sense. Mostly the term is bandied about to describe all sorts of negative and destructive behaviors. I think we need to explore how productive narcissistic personalities […]
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Strategic Intelligence: What Saves Narcissistic Leaders

According to Michael Maccoby, author of Narcissistic Leaders: Who Succeeds and Who Fails, visionary leaders succeed because they have mastered five elements of strategic intelligence: Foresight Systems thinking Visioning Motivating Partnering Foresight This is a key leadership competency. Any coherent view of strategy involves thinking about the future. Leaders anticipate how current movements, ideas and […]
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Productive Narcissism: A Key to Leadership Success

Ever since reading the biography of Steve Jobs, I’ve been confused about what appears to be conflicting leadership principles. Jobs didn’t seem to have any of the ideal leadership qualities espoused by Jim Collins or Daniel Goleman. He wasn’t a Level 5 leader, or a servant leader, nor did he have much emotional intelligence. His […]
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