Alpha Male Syndrome
Curb the Belligerence, Channel the Brilliance
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|Format:||Hardback, 288 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 11 September 2006|
The business world swarms with alpha males--powerhouses who take charge, produce astonishing results, and bring enormous value to their organizations. But many alphas also leave a path of destruction in their wake. Competitive, belligerent, and impatient, these hard-charging leaders can run roughshod over colleagues and employees, to the detriment of their careers and the bottom line. In Alpha Male Syndrome, Kate Ludeman and Eddie Erlandson build on their Harvard Business Review article "Coaching the Alpha Male"--sounding a wake-up call to all alphas and the companies they work for. The authors show alphas how to leverage their unique strengths while confronting their destructive "flip side risks." They describe the distinguishing dynamics of the alpha male syndrome and identify four breeds: commanders, executors, strategists, and visionaries. By understanding each type's nuances, alphas can transform themselves into more effective leaders. And those who work with alphas can transform nightmare work groups into collaborative dream teams. Exercises, checklists, and tips enable readers to harness the enormous power of the alpha personality while minimizing the downsides of alpha behavior.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1:Alpha Male Syndrome: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Chapter 2: The Variety Of Alpha Males: The Roles They Play And The Masks They Wear Chapter 3: The Alpha Commander: The Top Dog Who Can Be A Pit Bull Chapter 4: The Alpha Visionary: The Dreamer Whose Dreams Can Be Impossible Chapter 5: The Alpha Strategist: The Analytic Genius Who Can Be A Stubborn Know-It-All Chapter 6: The Alpha Executor: The Driver Who Can Drive You Up The Wall Chapter 7: The Alpha Male Team: The Club Where Everyone Wants To Be In Charge Chapter 8: The Care And Feeding Of The Alpha Male: Achieving High-Level Health And Wellness Chapter 9: Coaching For Alphas: Making Real Changes, Making Changes Real Appendix 1: Sample Alpha Assessment Report Appendix 2: The Alpha Scale
About the Author
Kate Ludeman, Ph.D, and Eddie Erlandson, MD, are the principals of WorthEthic, an Austin, Texas-based executive coaching firm. Ludeman is a psychologist with extensive media experience and has authored numerous books. Erlandson is a former cardiovascular surgeon and a popular keynote speaker.
|Publisher: ||Harvard Business School Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.57 kg)|