Want to be notified when a new article is posted? Entere your email here.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The 7 Habits of Spectactularly Unsuccessful Executives (and Deans)

Just came across this article (The 7 habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives) in Forbes. It seems like the same characteristics can be applied to Deans (and College Presidents), since they're just executives of a different type. Read the whole thing, but here's the 7 habits (in some cases, I've edited them a bit)
  1. They see themselves (and their organizations) dominating their environment
  2. They identify so completely with the organization that there is no clear boundary between their personal interests and their corporation’s interests
  3. They think they have all the answers
  4. They ruthlessly eliminate anyone who isn’t completely behind them
  5. They are consummate spokespersons, obsessed with the company image
  6. They underestimate obstacles
  7. They stubbornly rely on what worked for them in the past
I've known deans that embody 2, 3, 4, and 6. How about you?



Anonymous said...

Right here is the perfect webpage for anyone who really
wants to understand this topic. You realize a whole lot
its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would want
to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a
topic that's been discussed for decades. Great stuff, just great!

Check out my webpage How to get free Minecraft

Reachsey said...

Nice article! I read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i have some good articles to read:
Feel fгee to visit my Page: Top Portal Review
Top 10 Best Swingline Staplers in 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Himalayan Salt Lamps In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Drone Quadcopter With HD Camera To Buy In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Drum Sets For Beginners And Professionals In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Jump Starters in 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Decorative Pillows Cover In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Fire Extinguishers In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Hair Clippers For Men In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Adjustable Benches Weight Training In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Pillow Toy Dolls For Kids And Adults In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best GoPro Smart Remote In 2015 Reviews
Top 10 Best Resistance Bands In 2015 Reviews

Skornia Alison said...

It is really nice blog that become inspiration to everyone.This article The 7 habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives is inspire for me. Pay Someone To Write My Essay