Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership (NelsonFree)

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HarperCollins Leadership, Oct 23, 2012 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
Written for leaders, aspiring leaders, and anyone who makes a difference in the lives of others, Derailed, by Tim Irwin, PhD, examines how failures of character common to even the most capable individuals--including deficits in authenticity, humility, self-management, and courage--repeatedly lead to downfall. By profiling the collapse of CEOs Robert Nardelli (Home Depot), Carly Fiorina (HP), Durk Jager (Proctor and Gamble), Steven Heyer (Starwood Hotels), Frank Raines (Fannie Mae), and Dick Fuld (Lehman Brothers), the book shows readers how our failings become more dangerous as we take on greater leadership responsibilities, and how they can cause us to ignore glaring warning signs that might otherwise prevent catastrophe. We’re always astonished to hear when smart, respected individuals with glittering resumes and histories of successful leadership drive their career train dramatically off course. By asking what we can learn from those who have fallen, and how we can avoid our own failure, Derailed teaches us to stay on track. Often, derailment actually happens long before the crash. Learn the character qualities that are essential for successful leadership and how to cultivate them so that you can avoid derailing your own life and career.
 

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User Review  - James - Christianbook.com

In an era when companies act like nations and nations act like companies, this book would be a timely read. This book by Tim Irwin focused on the lives of six leaders of well-known companies - the ... Read full review

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User Review  - smrttrainer - Borders

If you are a leader, you will fail. But, that failure does not have to be catastrophic. Tim Irwin has written a wonderful documented book on lessons we can learn from the catastrophic failure of ... Read full review

Contents

Derailed
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Profile 1Robert Nardelli
25
Profile 2Carly Fiorina
37
Profile 3Durk Jager
49
Profile 4Steven Heyer
59
Profile 5Frank Raines
67
Profile 6Dick Fuld
77
Derailment Is a Process
87
The Star of Your Own Show
133
An Amazing Ordinary Hero
145
Five Critical Lessons Learned
159
Habits of the Heart to Stay on Track
169
Epilogue
193
Notes
195
Acknowledgments
209
About the Author
211

Whats Your Character Quotient?
99
The Real Deal
109
Get Ahold of Yourself
121

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