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In Lion Taming, Steven Katz, former advisor to four U.S. senators and senior advisor to leaders and executives spanning the realms of business, non-profits, politics, and government, uses the analogy of the lion to explain the behavior of those who wield power, authority, and influence in the workplace, and of the lion tamer to illustrate how to work effectively and successfully with these mighty beasts.
Lions in the workplace are those who wield power, responsibility, and authority. They are CEO’s, elected officials, top executives, owners, and partners; but they are also managers at all levels, colleagues, clients, and customers. Lions roam freely across all professions and businesses, as well as through our personal lives. Learning to distinguish who the lions are, to recognize both their strengths and weaknesses, and to understand their inherent traits and instinctive behaviors can mean the difference between personal success and disaster.