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The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

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CHAPTER 6
The Second Temptation
Andrew took a deep breath. “This is starting to sound pretty negative.”
 
“Not negative. Just difficult. I said before that being a good executive, especially a CEO, is extremely hard. But remember—”
 
Andrew interrupted sarcastically. “I know. It’s not complicated.”
 
“You don’t really believe that, do you, Andy?”
 
“Not yet. But go ahead.”
 
Charlie set the flashlight on the seat next to him so that its light reflected off the white ceiling of the train. “Okay. Let’s assume that you are not overly focused on your career, but that you are completely driven by the results of your company. You can still fail if you give in to temptation number two.”
 
“Which is?”
 
“Wanting to be popular with your direct ...

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