Derailed : Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-03
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
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Vibrant stories of well-known execs who failed spectacularly as senior executives of major corporations.Bob Nardelli, Dick Fuld. What do they have in common? Both were execs in huge corporations and resigned under less-than honorable circumstances. What derailed them? During Nardelli's tenure as CEO at Home Depot, he collected a tidy $240 million while his company's stock stayed flat as that of its biggest competitor, Lowe's, doubled. It's hard to tell what sunk him in the end: was it stockholder disgust or his hardnosed and autocratic style? He was ousted in 2007.Fuld was the last CEO of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., which led America's banks into bankruptcy in 2008. Employees were left with nothing in their hard-earned retirement accounts, and no severance packages at all, while stockholders fared no better.Read about these and other colorful and entertaining derailers who misread the symptoms of their own doom and failed to take the corrective actions needed to sustain their viability as leaders. Tim Irwin chronicles the vibrant stories of well-known leaders who failed as senior executives of major corporations.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Running Off the Rails
Derailedp. 3
Profiles in Derailment
p. 25
p. 37
p. 49
p. 59
p. 67
p. 77
Derailment in Slow Motion
Derailment Is a Processp. 87
Stating on the Rails
What's Your Character Quotient?p. 99
The Real Dealp. 109
Get Ahold of Yourself!p. 121
The Star of Your Own Showp. 133
An Amazing Ordinary Herop. 145
On Track for the Long Haul
Five Critical Lessons Learnedp. 159
Habits of the Heart to Stay on Trackp. 169
Epiloguep. 193
Notesp. 195
Acknowledgmentsp. 209
About the Authorp. 211
Indexp. 213
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