CHAPTER 6

Kick-Worthy Leaders

Pigheads and Weaklings

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.—Bertrand Russell

All leaders will experience a kick in the ass at some point in their careers. No leader gets to escape that uncomfortable reality. That said, there are two distinct types of leaders whose butt kicks are particularly forceful and largely self-inflicted. If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, you’ve likely worked with one or both of these dysfunctional leaders at some point in your career. It’s a soul-sucking experience you won’t soon forget. The wreckage they cause is real and lasting, and generally unstoppable except by a painful butt kick. ...

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