Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives

Habit # 1: They see themselves and their companies as dominating their environment
Warning Sign for #1: A lack of respect

Habit #2: They identify so completely with the company that there is no clear boundary between their personal interests and their corporation’s interests
Warning Sign for #2: A question of character

Habit #3: They think they have all the answers
Warning Sign for #3: A leader without followers

Habit #4: They ruthlessly eliminate anyone who isn’t completely behind them
Warning Sign for #4: Executive departures

Habit #5: They are consummate spokespersons, obsessed with the company image
Warning Sign of #5: Blatant attention-seeking

Habit #6: They underestimate obstacles
Warning Sign of #6: Excessive hype

Habit #7: They stubbornly rely on what worked for them in the past
Warning Sign of #7: Constantly referring to what worked in the past

Click here to see Eric Jackson's entire article in Forbes

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