Skip to content

  Home > Binding > Paperback >

Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes
Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes by Sydney Finkelstein 1591840457 9781591840459
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary
 

Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes by Sydney Finkelstein

It?s an all too common scenario: A great company breaks from the pack; the analysts are in love, the smiling CEO appears on the cover of BusinessWeekand Fortune, the stock soars. Two years later, the company is in flames, the CEO is under attack, and the stock has tanked.Why does this sort of thing keep happening at respectable companies like Motorola, Quaker, and Sony, all of which have very smart, hard-working senior executives? And how can you tell if it?s about to happen at your own company? Why Smart Executives Failanswers these and many more crucial questions. Sydney Finkelstein, a distinguished professor at Dartmouth?s Tuck School of Business, carried out a six-year study of leadership failure, the largest of its kind. After hundreds of interviews with insiders at top companies that got into major trouble?such as GM, Mattel, and RiteAid?Finkelstein figured out the common causes behind failures in wildly different types of companies. He explains ?the seven habits of spectacularly unsuccessful people? that drive smart managers to make catastrophic mistakes. As much about psychology as it is about business, Why Smart Executives Failtells the stories of more than fifty great business disasters and includes exclusive interviews with many of their leaders, in which they explain what really led to their disastrous decisions.

Author: Sydney Finkelstein

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 336

Publisher: Portfolio

Publication Date: 2004-05-25

Our Price: $4.09

Quantity:12
ISBN: 1591840457


Condition:
Like-New [Add $0.60]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Good [Add $0.20]
Acceptable

Quantity:  
Description
 
Sydney Finkelstein  Paperback


Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Binding > Paperback

* Free Shipping applies to all orders shipped to the contiguous 48 United States. Variable shipping rates apply to Alaska, Hawaii, and the American Territories (American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands) as well as International orders shipped to countries other than the USA.