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(From Business Day (South Africa))
Byline: Michael Bleby
When alpha males behave badly and wreck companies, who are you going to call? Alpha Male Syndrome: Curb the Belligerence, Channel the BrillianceKate Ludeman and Eddie Erlandson(Harvard Business School Press, 2006)Reviewer: Stefan Stern IF IT is tough at the top, then it is hardly surprising that the top jobs are invariably filled by determined, dominating people the alpha males who are the subject of this new book.
Its authors, Ludeman and Erlandson, are a husband-and-wife executive-coaching team who have worked with more than 1500 CEs and senior executives, including Michael Dell and Kevin Rollins at Dell, and eBay's Meg Whitman.
As good coaches, the authors avoid …