Saturday, January 7, 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