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

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CHAPTER 11
Three Years Later
The board room was again crowded. The Chairman began. “Well, it has been a terrific year, especially considering the results of the prior two or three years. The company is healthier than it has been in a long time, our marketing is more assertive, our turnover is down, and our revenue is growing again. The stock price is high enough that we can even consider a midyear split.”
 
Golf applause from the board members.
 
Kathryn joined in. “I think the executive team deserves a lot of credit. The decisiveness and discipline of leadership here have been amazing.”
 
Kathryn and the rest of the board turned toward their CEO, who could barely keep from smiling as he replied: “Thank you. I appreciate your kind words, ...

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