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The Five Temptations of a CEO

In the Five Temptations of a CEO Patrick Lencioni lists five temptations of a CEO.

These temptations are all derived from psychology.

  1. The desire to protect the status of your own career.
  2. The desire to be popular.
  3. The need to make “correct” decisions, to achieve certainty.
  4. The desire for harmony.
  5. The desire for invulnerability.

Lencioni does a good job of creating a story around these traits to help us remember them.