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All leaders need some degree of power to be effective, but more power is not always better.


Provide your thoughts on the observation above. Do you agree or disagree with what is being said? Why? Provide examples 

Dec 20th, 2015

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All leaders need to have a certain appetite for power – leadership is too stressful otherwise, and power’s effects on the brain act as a sort of anti-depressant. But like all addictive drugs, too much for too long causes dangerous changes in the brain, which include reckless disinhibition, risk-blindness and difficulty in seeing things from other’s perspective: ex-UK Foreign Secretary Lord Owen has described this as the “Hubris Syndrome” which he diagnosed leaders Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and George W Bush, among others, as showing.

Few if any leaders can survive more than ten years of power without being tipped into this dangerous state of altered personality And increased desire for even more power. Most democracies have devised constraints – limited terms of office for instance – to counteract such dangerous changes to the brain

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