Do You Have CEO-itis?

Guys, here is another “Friday” type article — every CEO read this please.

Excerpt: Warning: You could be at risk of contracting “CEO-itis.”

An affliction of arrogance that plagues many people picked for powerful posts, its symptoms include a tendency toward isolation, belief that you’re smarter than others, preference for loyalists, aversion to changing course even in the face of failure –and love of royal treatment.

It appears to occur when promising managers reach the corner office or other C-suite spots. Once infected, once-successful executives often underperform and put themselves at great risk of early exits, experts say.

Read full article via Getting Ahead Without a Swelled Head – WSJ.com.

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