How Executives Fail: 25 Surefire Recipes for Sabotaging Your Career

 
9781934229002: How Executives Fail: 25 Surefire Recipes for Sabotaging Your Career

Since most executives fail (at least their own hopes and dreams), Lee Thayer wondered where do they learn to do this? There are thousands of books about how to succeed. They don't seem to have made all that much difference. None about how to fail. Maybe if they are learning to fail from books on how to succeed, a book about how to fail could have the reverse effect. Maybe a little irony and humor would be useful - revealing that how an executive thinks always determines the outcome. So here you have it. Here is the definitive book about how executives contribute to their own failure without even knowing it. It's a smile a page. You'll see your peers, your bosses, maybe even get a sideways glimpse of yourself. If you get into it, it'll change the way you think. Likely for the better.

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About the Author:

Dr. Thayer's career as a pioneer and influential innovator in the design and development of highperformance organizations - and in the kind of leadership required of the top executive to achieve that - has spanned more than four decades. It has often been observed that he has rattled more CEOs cages than anyone else. He served as consultant to several of the Fortune 500 and other notable companies, such as IBM, AT&T, Westinghouse, Boeing, Curtiss-Wright, Pratt-Whitney, McDonnell Douglas, Phillips, Shell, General Motors, Sealtest Foods, and Hallmark. He has consulted with the U.S. Air Force, the Postal Service, numerous banks and other institutions, universities around the globe, and West Point. He was the consultant behind the now well-known success story at Johnsonville Foods - which Tom Peters referred to as the most remarkable example of organizational transformation he had ever seen. He has taken his extraordinary problem-solving skills to the Scandinavian countries (esp. Finland and Norway), to Australia, to the UK and most European countries, and to Canada, Mexico, and China. Today, he limits his work to small to medium-sized organizations where, as he says, the impact is more immediate and measurable.

Review:

"The best 'insurance' book on leadership I've read. It's terrific!" --Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, Univ. of Southern Cal., author of On Becoming a Leader

"Lee Thayer's seminal thinking on leadership is the foundation for all I've done at Johnsonville Sausage." --Ralph Stayer, CEO, Johnsonville Sausage

"My advice? Don't even think about attempting high-performance leadership without first studying Lee Thayer's writings." --Alan M. Phillips, President, Phillips Corporation

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