Why People Fail
November 17, 2009
Interview with Dr. Tim Irwin, author of the book Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership
Dr. Tim Irwin:
Dr. Tim Irwin
Dr. Tim Irwin, author of the book Derailed, looked at six top CEO’s who derailed their own careers and he says it’s clear that…
Character trumps confidence – you have to be confident in your job but ultimately how we treat other people, how we regulate ourselves, our courage those have a much bigger impact on whether or not we are successful.
Tim says lack of self-awareness is a very common denominator in people who derail their own careers.
I find that people who lack self-awareness really don’t do a very good of regulating themselves or managing their relationships with other people. And oddly enough all the people that I’ve studied who derailed seemed to lack this self-awareness.
In this job market in particular this self-awareness is critical because…
Companies typically don’t lay off their “A” players. Often companies use the recession as a way to maybe help some of their less than stellar performers leave the organization. Now certainly in as big of a recession as we are in right now that’s not always the case but I’ve seen in many times in the past.
- Length: 1:46 minutes (1.62 MB)
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