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Head, Heart and Guts: How the World's Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders by Stephen Rhinesmith, Peter C. Cairo, David L. Dotlich

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OVERCOMING PERSONAL DERAILERS IN WORKING WITH OTHERS
 
 
 
 
For a topic that has been as thoroughly discussed as this one, it’s surprising that derailers continue to sabotage leaders. Many executives are aware that certain qualities—arrogance, volatility, and perfectionism, to name just three—can diminish their effectiveness if not “managed.” Articles and books have been written (including our own Why CEOs Fail) that address the phenomenon of derailers. Bob Hogan and his colleagues described research that has pointed to the negative effects of emotions such as distrust, anxiety, irritability, and generally poor emotional adjustment on leadership effectiveness. We have coached and worked with hundreds of top executives around the world and observed ...

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