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60-Minute CEO: Mastering Leadership an Hour at a Time by Dick Cross

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Chapter 28

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Thermonuclear Influence

It’s easy to get carried away with ourselves in our heady Jobs at the Top.

We’re all susceptible to hubris, to some degree. But your degree of susceptibility depends upon your level of comfort with yourself. Getting carried away with ourselves is a greater risk if we are hiding something about who we are, and pretending to be something we’re not. If we feel we need trappings to indicate our worth, we may not be comfortable with who we are.

It took me a long time to understand this point. The people who are generally the most difficult to be around—loud, bossy, arrogant, unsympathetic, aloof, self-absorbed, ungracious—usually ...

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