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Ego Check: Why Executive Hubris is Wrecking Companies and Careers and How to Avoid the Trap

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No one executive is immune from that difficult-to-distinguish line that divides the self-confidence required of a successful CEO from the hubris seen at the root of so many corporate scandals today. We can count Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Martha Stewart, and Jack Welch among the business leaders who have been infected with hubris at various stages of their careers - and s ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Kaplan Publishing
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Kristin
Sep 13, 2007 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Current and aspiring leaders in the workplace
Shelves: business-books
This is a very well researched and well thought-through study of what can happen to business leaders as a result of excessive pride. The author uses real world examples we are familiar with, such as Steve Jobs and Michael Dell, which keeps the reading intersting. He is very respectful in his analysis of their failures (there is no bashing here) and he goes on to point out what they learned from these experiences and how they have grown as a result. He maps these individual stories to frameworks ...more
Levent Bayindir
Jul 27, 2009 Levent Bayindir rated it really liked it
This is the first book i have read from my "ego vs leadership" series. I don't want to comment much before reading remaining books.

As far as i see, the hypothesis proposed is supported with many examples of leaders from best silicon-valley companies. I believe every leader/human being should be aware of the effects of ego on his/her and others life. I can also clearly see similar ego mistakes in my life (Who does not have an ego :)).

Despite having many examples, the approach is not systematic en
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