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Gut check: have you succumbed to hubris? (2017)

“…Sometimes, those who succumb to hubris can act like toddlers. (A) recent example is the video of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick berating one of his drivers…”

Vince Molinaro, best-selling author and leadership adviser
Personal blog, 23 June 2017.

“(Hubris) is a challenge that all leaders must manage – especially those who are extremely successful and yield great power”.

“…Sometimes, those who succumb to hubris can act like toddlers. They are prone to tantrums, or leaders lash out at the people around them.

“The most obvious recent example is from the leaked video of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick berating one of his drivers. Unfortunately for Kalanick, that video triggered a series of events leading to his own personal downfall.

“Even though Kalanick acknowledged his personal need to grow up and seemed genuinely committed to work on himself, it seemed too little too late. He recently announced his decision to resign from his position. This story played out just like the writings from ancient Greece.

“…So, how do leaders manage their power and avoid succumbing to a hubris syndrome?

“…First…the capacity to have warmth … enables you to have compassion and empathy towards others.

“Second, it’s helpful to surround yourself with people … who have the courage to call you out when your arrogance starts getting the best of you

“Finally, it’s critical to develop personal maturity….”

Read the full blog article here: Gut check: have you succumbed to hubris?

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