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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Reasons Why Even Top-Notch Executives Fail

10.5 Reasons Why Even Top-Notch Executives Fail

1. Absence Of A Clear Strategic Direction
2. Failure To Create A Sense Of Ownership
3. Absence Of A Comprehensive Goals Program
4. Failure To Align The Goals Of Every Individual, Team, And Department To The Strategic Direction
5. Using An Inadequate Definition Of Leadership
6. Inability Or Unwillingness To Hear Bad News, Especially About Oneself
7. Failure To Develop And Use Measurements
8. Failure To Hire Or Retain The Right People
9. Failure To Facilitate Two-Way Communication
10. Failure To Empower Others
10.5. Unwillingness To Ask For Help

Synopsis of a book by David Herdlinger, He is a coach. His company, Herdlinger Associates,
provides personal and team coaching services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Through the powerful dynamics of coaching, he has helped thousands of executives and professionals at all levels and in all types of organizations unleash their potential and achieve more than they ever dreamed possible.


Gordon Whyte

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