7 Reasons Why Powerful People Fall
Behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists have identified attitudes, beliefs, and other factors that contribute to risky behavior.
NYC mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, and hedge fund manager Steven Cohen all share something in common. They're all influential leaders in their field who engaged in risky behavior that caused them to plummet from positions of power. No leadership sphere is free of fallen heroes, whether it's in business, the government arena, the entertainment world, athletics, or religion.
They don't know about "hedonic adaptation."
They have unchecked self-importance.
They aren't tuned in to their "vibrational gap."
They don't weigh the reward.
They experience "amygdala hijack."
They have weak will power.
They tumble from the "domino effect."
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