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Here is an article by Anne Fisher at Fortune Magazine, discussing the proposition, “why do smart people do dumb things,” against the backdrop of Charlie Sheen’s struggles last year. She quotes yours truly, who has done some amazingly dumb things, despite being pretty smart, and as a result, has spent a lot of time working on this proposition, first to help myself, which led to an increasing ability to help others to become the best leaders they could be, despite struggles, failures, and blow-ups.

And why do blow-ups happen? Sadly, many reasons. One of which is that there are parts of our personality we keep locked up, in the shadows, because we don’t want to see them, and don’t want others to see them. And then, in a moment of stress or frustration, one of those parts gets out, and because they are immature and undeveloped, they go wild, and the result is a mess. Then we find ourselves wondering what the hell just happened, then having to pick up the pieces.

Did this happen to Charlie Sheen? I don’t know, but this sort of thing happens to us all, more often than we would like.

Dave Kaisar trained at the Coaches Training Institute and certified by the International Coaching Federation. He has worked with dozens of clients to achieve remarkable results, including revenue growth, clearer strategic direction, enhanced leadership, and promotions to positions of greater responsibility. Dave has 20 years of corporate and academic experience and has worked in Finance, Marketing and Project Management. He holds a Doctorate in Linguistics from the University of Chicago, a Masters in Russian from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelors in Finance from Georgetown University. His website is Dark Matter Consulting


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