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Are Baboons In Your Midst?

Are Baboons In Your Midst?

Did you know Baboon alpha males and corporate alpha males (females too) have a lot in common? If your company culture and productivity is held hostage daily by infighting, disagreements or generalized toxic disorder, your company just might have an infestation of alpha males.

If you are the CEO or senior executive, you need to make sure this personality type, although idolized in our sick culture, is not hired in your organization.

If you do not believe me, I have a short video just for you. Sit back and enjoy because I guarantee you will be interested in this story.

Take five minutes to watch the short video about biologist Robert Sopolosky and Lisa Share. For 20 years they followed the same baboon troop from 1978 to 1998. Their findings were nothing less than astounding.

What are your thoughts about this video? Please share your comments.

For additional information about this topic, be sure to check out the Work Matters blog article by Robert Sutton, called “The Baboon Troop that Mellowed Out After the Alpha Males Died.”


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Kevin Kennemer is founder of The People Group based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kevin is driven by his passion for company owners and their need to earn a profit, employees' desire for a positive and fulfilling work experience, and the community that benefits when both groups do well.


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