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When Good Leaders (Sometimes) Go Bad Three Common and Avoidable Leadership Derailers

Recording Date: November 06, 2013
Price: Free

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When it comes to effective leadership, “It’s all in your head.”

No one escapes the occasional bad mood, irrational thought, angry outburst, nasty self-righteousness, bad decision or mistrustful reaction: imperfections make us human.

Most often we commit these missteps in private.

But behave that way just once in the glare of the public spotlight, and you earn a reputation as being “that sort of person.”  Why? Because presiding over other people gives you celebrity power.

When you take a close look at why good leaders go bad (temporarily versus the chronically horrible leaders that go bad every minute of the day), you usually find three overarching reasons:

  • Too busy to win
  • Too proud to see  
  • Too afraid to lose 

Think of these root causes, not as cancers that can kill, but as common colds, which anyone can easily and quickly cure with the right medicine.

With insight into the neuroscience, psychology, and group dynamics that often flip the switch from good to temporarily bad leader, this program shines a bright light into the dark corners of these leadership snafus. 

What You Will Learn

In this webcast, you’ll:
  • Gain awareness of the three most commonly ignored leadership derailers
  • Learn about and counteract biased thinking and decision making
  • Avoid committing common errors in judgment that get in the way of success
  • Enhance awareness about leadership psychology and brain functioning contributing to temporary derailment 

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Nicole Lipkin is a leadership and organizational consultant and coach. She is the CEO of Equilibria Leadership Consulting and Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services. Nicole is the author of What Keeps Leaders Up at Night, about the psychology, brain science, and group dynamics underlying leadership challenges. She is also the co-author of the popular business and management book, Y in the Workplace: Managing the “Me First” Generation. Nicole has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS, Fox Business News, New York Times Magazine, and numerous other media outlets both nationally and internationally.


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Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

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  • Mozilla Firefox

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