INTRODUCTION

Kicking Leadership’s Gluteus Maximus

Good judgment is the result of experience and experience is the result of bad judgment.—Mark Twain

At some point, every leader is confronted with the reality that his or her leadership is seriously and substantially flawed. It is at this precise moment when a leader faces a choice: learn and grow or remain blindly loyal to ignorance. All leaders worth their salt will get a psychological kick in the rear end eventually. It is a critical and inevitable part of the leadership experience. Choosing to learn from the experience requires exploring the leader you’ve become and clarifying the leader you want to be. It also involves suffering through temporary embarrassment and insecurity. As the renowned ...

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