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The Compulsive Leader’s Blind Spots

When you learn to recognize the signs of a compulsive leader, you won’t have to look far to see it in much of today’s corporate culture. With a high value on accomplishment and productivity, there are many compulsive, driven leaders in executive positions. I know, because I see it all the time in the work I […]
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The Compulsive Leader Mindset

There are unique challenges when working for a leader with a compulsive mindset. I’ve been doing some reading and writing about this in my recent posts. Understanding the compulsive leader mindset—their perspectives and motivations—can go a long way toward healthier behavior.
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The Signs of a Compulsive Leader

Do you recognize the signs of a compulsive leader? Some are subtle and need to be observed over time. Others are obvious when first experienced. Either way, certain outward behaviors signal to people they’re working for a compulsive leader. I wrote about this in my last post, here. Compulsive leaders demonstrate high energy and dedication […]
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The Challenges Posed by Compulsive Leaders

Is it fair to say there are many driven, compulsive leaders in executive position in your organization? I see it all the time: because most corporate cultures place such a high value on accomplishment and productivity, it’s no surprise that leaders who, while bent on achieving success, present difficulties for the people who work for […]
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How to Manage Your Ego

A strong ego may help you win in business, but too much can hurt your leadership effectiveness. I think you’ll agree with me: the hardest side of business to master is the human component. Entire industries are now dedicated to providing leadership training and development to organizations challenged by the behavior of their “human capital.” […]
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4 Signs Your Ego Is Too Big

It’s inevitable: when you get good at something, you do more of it. When you’re recognized for your strengths, you try to emphasize them. The problems arise when a strength evolves into a liability. Consider this example: Optimism is a preferred trait in leaders. The optimistic leader: Isn’t frozen by reality, even when it’s negative […]
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