Econ Recon: When Reason Fails
When someone is trying to talk sense to us, our response is often driven by unexamined beliefs (or as a friend of mine often says, “Don’t Confuse me with the Facts!”) Vistage Staff economist Alan Beaulieu was recently confronted during a talk by someone whose beliefs could not be refuted by any combination of facts or logic; a problem that Alan feels underpins a lot of our problems in Washington which in turn is sowing the seeds of far larger problems in the future. See his latest blog entry at the ITR Website … “When Reason Fails.”
7 Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives
Sydney Finkelstein, Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, published “Why Smart Executives Fail” a few years back. He looked at what the CEOs of over 50 formerly high-flying companies – like Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, Rubbermaid, and Schwinn – did to become complete failures and identified seven behaviors that were common to all.
Find out if you’re behaving badly as a CEO in this brief Forbes article “The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives – Forbes.”