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Powerful Men Fall


This seems to be a recurring phenomenon in our society today.  I’m certain it occurred years ago, but the media heightens our awareness and fuels the fire of powerful people self-destructing.  The latest fall occurred with HP CEO, Mark Hurd, who resigned from his position with the company based on accusations of sexual harassment and cheating on expense reports.  What causes a person to make such poor decisions that have devastating consequences for his career and family life?  Even today the impact of Tiger Woods’s decisions continue to have a negative and destructive impact on his golf game.  What happened to these powerful men’s moral character, integrity, and trustworthiness?  For some individuals, power and wealth creates a sense of entitlement with their mindset being th


at they deserve to have whatever they want.  They may also assume that they won’t get caught and can cover their tracks with the help of their team.  Some powerful people believe societal rules don’t apply to them and they are exempt from standards and principles that most of us live by.  Many powerful people also have an intense drive, need for constant stimulation, thrive on challenges and conquests, and seek control in all aspects of life.  They love competition and hate to lose.  They are hard-working and good people, but get caught up in their power position and have allowed temptations to override common sense.  What can these people do to change their behaviors and attitudes?  Check next week’s blog to find the answers.This seems to be a recurring phenomenon in our society today.  I’m certain it occurred years ago, but the media heightens our awareness and fuels the fire of powerful people self-destructing.  The latest fall occurred with HP CEO, Mark Hurd, who resigned from his position with the company based on accusations of sexual harassment and cheating on expense reports.  What causes a person to make such poor decisions that have devastating consequences for his career and family life?  Even today the impact of Tiger Woods’s decisions continue to have a negative and destructive impact on his golf game.  What happened to these powerful men’s moral character, integrity, and trustworthiness?  For some individuals, power and wealth creates a sense of entitlement with their mindset being that they deserve to have whatever they want.  They may also assume that they won’t get caught and can cover their tracks with the help of their team.  Some powerful people believe societal rules don’t apply to them and they are exempt from standards and principles that most of us live by.  Many powerful people also have an intense drive, need for constant stimulation, thrive on challenges and conquests, and seek control in all aspects of life.  They love competition and hate to lose.  They are hard-working and good people, but get caught up in their power position and have allowed temptations to override common sense.  What can these people do to change their behaviors and attitudes?  Check next week’s blog to find the answers.

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