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The Terrible Leader by Dan White

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CHAPTER 4

HOW TERRIBLE ARE YOU?

So far, in this book, we have looked at explaining Terribleness and we have reclaimed the term ‘Terrible’ as a model for our own leadership. We have checked to see that, as an approach, it is appropriate and timely within our modern 21st Century context. And it is. We have turned back the years and revelled in the true genius of some of the greats of Terribleness. We have seen that there is much to learn when it comes to attaining true Terribleness and that most of us are puny indeed when compared to the heights attained by many of history’s exemplars.

But how Terrible are you today? There are five possible conditions you are likely to find yourself in:

  1. You were born on the road to tyranny. You’re already so tyrannical ...

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