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Why Leaders Fail: Narcissism vs. Service

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Rev. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, D.Min.,Ph.D., offers practical, healthy ways to prevent narcissism from affecting our ability to lead and serve.

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Overview

The list of dedicated, talented leaders who fail in spectacular ways is long, both in the secular world and in the Church. Why do such hard-working, charismatic people ultimately fall short of their goals? The Bathsheba Syndrome highlights how narcissism and power can cause leaders to stray from the path of selfless service. Rev. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, D.Min.,Ph.D., offers practical, healthy ways to avoid this very human trap, including setting appropriate boundaries, acknowledging our personal weaknesses, developing supportive relationships and more.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Explore the dangers of narcissism and entitlement in leadership;
  2. Learn healthy ways to counteract the Bathsheba Syndrome; and
  3. Identify specific lifestyle choices that can lead to more fulfilling ministry.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. Why do some hardworking, dedicated leaders fail?
  2. How can narcissistic behavior negatively impact a person’s ability to lead effectively?
  3. Is my own commitment to selfless service at risk?