chapter EIGHT

Leader Behavior in High-Stakes Situations

When stakes are raised, how does your behavior change from how you behave in ordinary times—that is, in low-stakes circumstances?

Chapter Six completed our basic tour of the four-level model of structural dynamics as the four elements appear when life seems relatively normal. In this chapter and the next, we will see what happens as the stakes climb in the minds of members of a team like the one at ClearFacts. We will also see how our behavioral profiles predispose us to fall into certain negative personal behaviors when high-stakes events and conditions trigger powerful personal themes. At some point, every leader or consultant has to deal with these high-stakes problems. Whether or not ...

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