8 Reasons High Achievers Flounder

This post by Cynthia Kivland (@WCICoach) Smarter Workplaces: Why High Achievers Flounder via @leadchangegroup describes the potential reasons high achievers may fail.  These 8 winning behaviors that make managers successful initially may hamper their ability to become leaders.

  1. Driven to achieve results
  2. Doers
  3. Highly Motivated
  4. Addicted to positive feedback
  5. Competitive
  6. Passionate about work
  7. Safe risk takers
  8. Guilt-ridden

Cynthia’s post was inspired by the Harvard Business Review article Managing Yourself: The Paradox of Excellence. Please see both articles linked here to see if you or someone you know might be so successful that they are derailing themselves.

 

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