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Are You Strategically Intelligent?

I’ve been talking about the five key elements of a leader who is strategically intelligent. There is no established assessment tool for strategic intelligence. In Narcissistic Leaders, author Michael Maccoby offers several questions that can help you self-assess your abilities as a strategically intelligent leader. The real test of a leader’s strategic intelligence is in […]
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Strategic Intelligence: Motivating and Partnering for Success

In my series of posts about radical leadership, I presented an idea from Michael Maccoby, author of Narcissistic Leaders: Who Succeeds and Who Fails, about strategic intelligence, the key to help leaders turn visionary ideas into business success. I think there are valuable insights here that relate to how leaders need to approach their work. […]
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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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