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The Elephant In the Boardroom

The Causes of Leadership Derailment

This book is about potentially great business leaders: often people thought to have, and indeed having, great skill, charm and determination. It is about people often initially feted to be high flyers; talented or those with potential who get noticed and promoted. Nearly all derailed leaders have an impressive CV: a history of achievement and success. But something went wrong. To rise to the top of any organization takes ability and effort: it often takes great determination and great skill. Leaders of organizations need to be courageous and bold; self-confident and socially skilled, and many other things beside. By contrast bad managers make poor decisions, can't motivate their people and fail to learn from past mistakes. They fail on the basics: finding, forming and motivating a team to fulfil worthwhile and appropriate goals which they articulate as clear targets and challenges. The author explains how and why potentially good leaders get appointed but then fail and derail, and how to spot the signs. Bad managers can break and destroy whole organizations. The author shows how potentially good leaders can become derailed and how this leads to failure
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'Although leadership is the most important topic in the organizational sciences, there is no consensus in the professional literature regarding the characteristics of effective leaders. There is, however, surprising consensus regarding the characteristics of incompetent leaders, whose actions ruin companies and even countries. In this useful and engaging book, Professor Adrian Furnham summarizes what we know about this vitally important problem.' - Robert Hogan, PhD, President, Hogan Assessment Systems 'This is an enlightening book, which lifts the lid on some of the secrets of the causes of managerial failure. The elephant is there in the corner and Professor Furnham has shone a light so that the beast can be seen clearly. This is a service that was sorely needed and this very readable book will prove invaluable in understanding (and perhaps avoiding) leadership failure.' - Business Executive
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ADRIAN FURNHAM is Professor of Psychology at University College, London, UK and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian School of Management. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals, has received many awards, and elected past President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He is the author of over 800 journal articles and more than 55-odd books, including successful, popular management books. He acts as a consultant and trainer to a number of bodies including HM Government, and also a number of multinational corporations. He as been a columnist in The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times and is a frequent contributor to BBC radio and television.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 283
Erscheinungsdatum 27.01.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-230-22953-2
Verlag Palgrave Macmillan
Maße (L/B/H) 241/164/23 mm
Gewicht 590
Abbildungen 16 black & white illustrations, biography
Auflage 2010
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
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