But Mommy, the CEO Does That Too! : Three Keys of Emotional Control

October 8, 2014 5:10 PM

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I love it when leaders justify their bad behaviors because "the CEO does it too." His/her title is CEO. They've made it. They can do whatever they want, right or wrong. The reality is that you can't fully be your authentic self until you become CEO, though the percentage of "you" that you can show increases as you climb the ranks. It's just the reality of it so there's no point in arguing there.

Now, this doesn't mean I'm a proponent of emotionally out-of-control CEOs -- though I've worked with my share of them. The problem is that when you're the CEO, you are always under the microscope. Everyone is watching your mood every day you come into the office -- and those moods are magnified 10x....

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