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THE UPWARDS LEADER

In a study conducted by Leadership IQ in the last year revealed that only 29% of employees see their leaders as aligned with their organizations’ values.

That leaves an enormous majority – 71% – of leaders are not aligned with the organization they claim to support and represent.

Why is there such a disconnect in leadership across the board? And how can leaders correct the plague of misalignment to get their organization synchronized?

There are a myriad of reasons why leaders don’t willingly comply with their company’s core values and mission, and some of the most common are below:

  • Authority Position – these leaders feel above the law as they assume (and usually manipulate the system so) that no one will challenge their authority
  • Higher Earnings – there are certain leaders whose salary and stock options are the goal, and all else is secondary
  • “Peter Principle” – when a leader…

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