Too Proud to Lead: How Hubris Can Destroy Effective Leadership and What to Do about It Ben Laker

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

Author: Ben Laker
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Book Title
Too Proud to Lead: How Hubris Can Destroy Effective Leadership and What to Do about It
Author
Ben Laker
ISBN
9781472973030
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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Ben Laker, David Cobb, Rita TrehanPublisher: Bloomsbury BusinessPublished: 08/24/2021ISBN: 9781472973030Pages: 240Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 9.30h x 6.20w x 1.00dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/28/2021Booklist 07/21/2021

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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Ben Laker, David Cobb, Rita Trehan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Business
Published: 08/24/2021
ISBN: 9781472973030
Pages: 240
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/28/2021
Booklist 07/21/2021

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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Ben Laker, David Cobb, Rita Trehan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Business
Published: 08/24/2021
ISBN: 9781472973030
Pages: 240
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/28/2021
Booklist 07/21/2021