The Harder They Fall

‘The Harder They Fall’ 1. Identify and describe the 4 Genius-to-Folly Syndromes in the attitudes and behaviors of leaders based on the article ‘The Harder They Fall’. 2. Study the lives and careers of both two leaders (Martin Winterkorn – CEO Volkswagen and Marissa Mayer – CEO Yahoo!) and identify particular Genius-to-Folly Syndromes. Can you identify all, some, or any of the 4 Genius-to-folly Syndromes? If these syndromes were present, did these (syndromes) lead to their decline, or were they able to remain, in spite of these syndromes, in their position of success and power? How and Why? 3. From your answers to question 2, state and describe what skills and instincts should fallen leaders (Martin Winterkorn – CEO Volkswagen and Marissa Mayer – CEO Yahoo!) have developed to remain in their high-ranking positions. 4. Describe ways that successful leaders can avoid Genius-to-Folly Syndromes.

 

 

 

 

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