Hubris and Leaders – Part 2

Friday, March 14th, 2008

David Brooks’ column written in the wake of the Eliot Spitzer scandal is a fascinating look at people in power. Here’s what he says of people who are high achievers, “They have all of the social skills required to improve their social rank, but none of the social skills that lead to genuine bonding. They are good at vertical relationships with mentors and bosses, but bad at horizontal relationships with friends and lovers.”

I think the column is well worth your time. David Brooks