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A common issue in organizations is handling larger than life leaders. These leaders often have "superstar" status in their field and the organization usually gets overwhelmed with their presence. Sometimes, narcissism in them can potentially hurt the organization in the long run. This case highlights a brilliant and charismatic leader in a healthcare institution who unknowingly becomes a bottleneck in the growth of its people and the organization. The case presents qualitative and quantitative data of the leader's and his subordinates' perception of the prevailing culture and leadership practices. Issues on leadership, organizational culture, and people management presented in this case are relevant across industries and organizations.
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