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

Tim Irwin
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Written for leaders, aspiring leaders, and anyone who makes a difference in the lives of others, Derailed, by Tim Irwin, PhD, examines how failures... Read More
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. Read Less

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  • Contributor(s)Tim Irwin
  • About the Contributor(s) Tim Irwin, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and leading authority on leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and executive selection. He has...Tim Irwin, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and leading authority on leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and executive selection. He has consulted with many Fortune 100 companies and served in a senior post for a US-based company with more than 300 offices worldwide. show more
  • ISBN-139781595555496
  • Publish Date10/24/2012
  • PublisherHarperCollins Leadership
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)0.58 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)20.87 lb
  • Dimensions 9.0(h) x 6.0(w) x 0.63(d) inches
  • Pages240
  • Price $11.19

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