TO BE CONTINUED WITH THE BOOK: THE FIVE TEMPTATIONS OF A CEO.

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SELF-ASSESSMENT:

This is the final chapter of this of the book.

Thank you, Ladies and Gentleman. This is the second book I’m sharing, but when I often share a valuable book I stress a lot because this one is the most prioritized one. This book will have an impact. I started realizing those insights of this book.

I still don’t know, why I included more points, but I feel these points has to be reached to all. It’s astounding.

A good way to do this is to ask yourself, “Which of the temptations made me feel uncomfortable?”

Although this is certainly unscientific, the best self-assessment is often unstructured and qualitative.

TEMPTATION 1:

CHOOSING STATUS OVER RESULTS.

  • Do you personally consider it a professional failure when your organization fails to meet its objectives?
  • Do you often wonder, what’s next? What will I do to top this in my career?
  • Would it bother you greatly if your company exceeded its objectives but you remained somewhat anonymous relative to your peers in the industry?

 

TEMPTATION 2:

CHOOSING POPULARITY OVER ACCOUNTABILITY.

  • Do you consider yourself to be a close friend of your direct reports?
  • Does it bother you to the point of distraction if they are unhappy with you?
  • Do you often find yourself reluctant to give negative feedback to your direct reports? Do you water down negative feedback to make it more palatable?
  • Do you often vent to them about issues in the organization? For example, do you refer to your staff as “we” and other employees as “they”?

 

TEMPTATION 3:

CHOOSING CERTAINTY OVER CLARITY.

  • Do you pride yourself on being intellectually precise?
  • Do you prefer to wait for more information rather than make a decision without all of the facts?
  • Do you enjoy debating details with your direct reports during meetings?

 

TEMPTATION 4:

CHOOSING HARMONY OVER PRODUCTIVE CONFLICT:

  • Do you prefer your meetings to be pleasant and enjoyable?
  • Are your meetings often boring?
  • Do you get uncomfortable at meetings if your direct reports argue?
  • Do you often make peace or try to reconcile direct reports who are at odds with one another?

 

TEMPTATION 5:

CHOOSING INVULNERABILITY OVER TRUST.

  • Do you have a hard time admitting when you’re wrong?
  • Do you fear that your direct reports want your job?
  • Do you try to keep your greatest weaknesses secret from your direct reports?

IF YOU HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME IDENTIFYING YOUR TEMPTATIONS, YOU MAY WANT TO ASK YOUR DIRECT REPORTS TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ABOVE AND COMPARE YOUR RESPONSE TO THEIRS.

With respect.

 

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