Takers serve themselves at the expense of others, which prevents them from performing purposeful actions. Most individuals avoid takers once they recognize them.

While performing actions as any one or more of the six business archetypes, the taker archetype applies the five negative core values of lust, anger, greed, attachment and arrogance. Takers are driven by the lower levels of desire: satisfying their lust and acquiring power and wealth for themselves.

Actions of taking are not purposeful. Such actions lead to pain, suffering and unhappiness for all who are affected by them. Non-purposeful actions in organizations lead to lower morale, reduced productivity and inevitable failure.

The attributes of takers in various aspects of action and in different circumstances are provided, along with extensive case studies of individuals, and organizations in the new book, “Purposeful Action: A New Framework for Leadership.”

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