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The slippery slope to narcissism. How can you tell if you’re on it?

What is a narcissist you ask?  From Answers.com: An individual with narcissistic personality disorder tends to harbor an exaggerated sense of his own self-importance and uniqueness. He is often excessively occupied with fantasies about his own attributes and potential for success, and usually depends upon others for reinforcement of his self-image. A narcissist tends to …

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Why letting your reports break their nose is a good thing

Recently, I was talking to a group of managers about how leaders can personally overcome the fear of failure. It’s something that many people in leadership roles seem to struggle with… that need to have all the right answers and to be in control at all times. Some people are fortunate (or unfortunate, depending on …

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Balancing Act

At next week’s PowerRoundtable we’re diving into the topic of balance… and we’re not talking about “life balance”. Rather… what does it take to drive results to the bottom-line and still keep your team engaged.  It seems everyone is feeling the pressure today to continue to pull profits even while the economy shrinks. I’ve always been fascinated …

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