Too Proud to Lead - How Hubris Can Destroy Effective Leadership and What to Do about It

Author(s): Ben Laker; David Cobb; Rita Trehan


Too Proud to Lead provides essential advice on how to avoid that hubristic behavior that can endanger businesses, as well as cope with arrogant overconfidence in others in the workplace.

Laying out the dangers of arrogant overconfidence for both individuals and organizations, Too Proud To Lead explores the economic and psychological costs of hubristic behaviour and argues for a new approach to leadership in order to avoid the pitfalls of hubris. Punctuated with award-winning research and practical solutions against the systemic hubris plaguing today's organizations, the authors reveal exactly how confidence can sour into overconfidence--and why it can happen to anyone.

With this easily-absorbed book, packed with checklists and key insights, readers acquire the essential arsenal of tools for understanding, identifying, anticipating and coping with hubris, in both themselves and in the workplace, leading to better lives and sustained success for years to come. Too Proud To Lead guides readers on how to:

- Speak up when no one wants to listen;
- Challenge the status quo;
- Create open and transparent cultures that promote inclusivity;
- Foster positive recognition within an organization; and
- Remove hubris and harassment from their workplace and life.

Hubristic behavior is an age-old affliction, but signs point to it being on the rise in today's workplace. Illustrated with examples that some will be only too familiar due to the extensive media coverage of their decline, Too Proud To Lead provides the much-needed antidote to the hubris plague spreading through the leadership of today.


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General Fields

  • : 9781472973030
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Business
  • : 0.01
  • : June 2021
  • : --- length: - '9.21' width: - '6.02' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ben Laker; David Cobb; Rita Trehan
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 658.4092
  • : 232