August 24, 2017
Research shows that people with high achievement orientation often have greater professional success earlier in their careers than those who focus less on their own personal accomplishments. When these high achievers become leaders, however, their continued success depends on their ability to switch their focus to a concern for their team and the broader organization. Those who fail to make this shift often see their careers stall or take backwards steps.
When high-achievement oriented leaders work to balance their perspective by building empathy for others and emotional self-control, they earn the respect of their team and peers, and tend to continue on their career trajectory.