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The Leadership Solution by Jim Shaffer

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Chapter 16. Starting Over

You start playing a role that the corporate culture and the general culture expect you to play. And suddenly you're thinking that you've got it all figured out, when all you've got is hubris.

—Paul Wieand, founder of Advanced Emotional Intelligence and former CEO of Independence Bancorp

Dana Herbert turned a company around. He started by turning the people in his company around. Well, that's not entirely correct. Dana Herbert started by turning himself around.

"I got a real rude awakening one day," as he tells the story. "I learned I wasn't the hot-shot leader I thought I was. It hurt like hell!"

Herbert rose quickly at fast-growing Cosine, Inc. Cosine is a $1 billion manufacturer of telecommunications equipment that ...

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