Why does reason fail? What are the 7 habits of spectacularly unsuccessful executives?

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.”

About budjohnson

Mr. Johnson is a Vistage Chair in the Houston Metropolitan area for CE Group 3502, and HR Key Group 9139. In addition Mr. Johnson is the Co-Founder of the Accelerated Professional's program designed to help young professionals become "Business Savvy.....Presentation Capable. Mr. Johnson also works with private equity investors to evaluate corporate opportunities.
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