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What could make a CEO overpay for acquisitions and bring a business to its knees?

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What could make a President invade Iraq and inflame the entire Middle East?

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What could bring a great Wall Street firm to its knees, creating economic havoc and ruining lives?

Overconfidence in own judgement Find out more

What could make a Prime Minister declare a war that created a foreign policy disaster?

Concern with own image & presentation Find out more

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Contempt for others' advice Find out more

About Hubris

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TO HAVE HUBRIS SYNDROME, LEADERS MUST EXHIBIT AT LEAST THREE OR FOUR BEHAVIOURS FROM A LIST OF 14 “EXCRUCIATINGLY UNFLATTERING” SYMPTOMS

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About Us

There is a growing body of opinion to suggest that the exercise of power can distort thinking and create personality changes in people that affect decision making. The Daedalus Trust’s mission is to raise awareness of such changes and understand them better.

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