Why CEOs Fail, David L. Dotlich and Peter C. Cairo describe the most common characteristics of derailed top executives and how you can avoid them:
- Arrogance you think that you′re right, and everyone else is wrong.
- Melodrama you need to be the center of attention.
- Volatility you′re subject to mood swings.
- Excessive Caution you′re afraid to make decisions.
- Habitual Distrust you focus on the negatives.
- Aloofness you′re disengaged and disconnected.
- Mischievousness you believe that rules are made to be broken.
- Eccentricity you try to be different just for the sake of it.
- Passive Resistance what you say is not what you really believe.
- Perfectionism you get the little things right and the big things wrong.
- Eagerness to Please you try to win the popularity contest.
Foreword by Ram Charan xi
Foreword by Robert Hogan xiii
CHAPTER ONE Arrogance: You re Right and Everybody Else Is Wrong 1
CHAPTER TWO Melodrama: You Always Grab the Center of Attention 13
CHAPTER THREE Volatility: Your Mood Shifts Are Sudden and Unpredictable 27
CHAPTER FOUR Excessive Caution: The Next Decision You Make May Be Your First 39
CHAPTER FIVE Habitual Distrust: You Focus on the Negatives 51
CHAPTER SIX Aloofness: You Disengage and Disconnect 63
CHAPTER SEVEN Mischievousness: You Know That Rules Are Only Suggestions 77
CHAPTER EIGHT Eccentricity: It s Fun to Be Different Just for the Sake of It 91
CHAPTER NINE Passive Resistance: Your Silence Is Misinterpreted as Agreement 103
CHAPTER TEN Perfectionism: You Get the Little Things Right While the Big Things Go Wrong 115
CHAPTER ELEVEN Eagerness to Please: You Want to Win Any Popularity Contest 127
CHAPTER TWELVE Why CEOs Succeed 139
About the Authors and CDR International 161