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Mastering Leadership Alignment by Andrew Bargerstock, J.W. Ballard

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Acknowledgments

I begin a string of acknowledgment with one whose story is known to very few. His pioneering work with leadership development over decades showed me what one highly focused and intentional individual can do to reduce and transform persistent institutional stupidity syndrome—the phenomenon of smart people in enterprise getting and staying stupid as an entire organizational entity, while also largely well intended, competent, and caring as individuals.

The Shoulders on Which I Stand:

My first acknowledgment is to my father, and one of my heroes, Jack Ballard (1927 to 2006), thought leader on the “New Impermanence,” and coauthor with my mother, Phoebe, of Beating the Age Game, and Turning Points. He was also coinventor with her and ...

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