By Sydney Finkelstein
Talented leaders will be introduced low through their luck whilst self-confidence slides into over-confidence and stable press results in prideful pondering. Obstinancy, fanaticism, and emotions of invincibility can push a reliable chief right into a hubristic fog. during this short-form e-book, Dartmouth's Sydney Finkelstein, who has studied undesirable judgements and company disasters for greater than fifteen years, tells how you can steer clear of the seven undesirable behavior of unsuccessful humans.
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Concern for reputation is vital for all leaders and the public relations of their enterprises, but when image begins to interfere with managing the business, trouble is assured. Leaders captivated by their press clippings can’t bear to admit to anything that could conceivably undermine their image. In short order, they begin spinning unfavorable news and fudging financial statements. The effect is similar to the Sports Illustrated curse, which supposes that an athlete who appears on the magazine’s cover is in for a lousy season.