The corporate workplace is an interesting and sometimes tragic organizational ecosystem. The often unspoken truth is that so many work environments suffer from an anachronistic, primitive organizational culture developed around an “us vs. them” hierarchical food-chain mentality—pitting leadership against subordinates (and vice versa). In many ways, the hierarchy that defines so many organizations reinforces the mythology that those in a leadership or managerial capacity are better, smarter, all-knowing, perfect decision makers poised to lead their teams to success if their subordinates would just flawlessly execute their every demand. ...

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