Jake Breeden on Tipping Sacred Cows

Some workplace virtues are not as beneficial as they seem. Jake Breeden talks about the pitfalls and the duality of some of those workplace virtues that seem helpful at first but cause more harm than good in the long term. Jake also discusses the best way to avoid those unintended consequences by discussing the positive and negative of each workplace virtue and how to find their right balance


Jake Breeden is one of Duke Corporate Education’s most active faculty members. Breeden has taught leaders in 27 countries. He has also taught for the Association of National Advertiser’s School of Marketing and as an adjunct professor of marketing for UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Over the past ten years he has completed additional research and teaching in leadership, culminating in the book, Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits That Masquerade as Virtues.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

*The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® 3-Day Signature Program
*AMA’s 5-Day “MBA” Workshop
*Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:

*101 Project Management Problems and How to Solve Them, by Tom Kendrick, PMP
*Identifying and Managing Project Risk, by Tom Kendrick, PMP
*The 8 Practices of Exceptional Companies, by Dr. Jac Fitz-enz

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