Why CEOs Fail: The 11 Behaviors That Can Derail Your Climb to the Top - And How to Manage Them

  • by David L. Dotlich, Peter C. Cairo
  • Narrated by Bruce Miles
  • 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

If any of the following behaviors sound like you or someone you work with, beware! In Why CEOs Fail, David L. Dotlich and Peter C. Cairo describe the most common characteristics of derailed top executives and how you can avoid them:


Arrogance - you think that you're right, and everyone else is wrong.
Melodrama - you need to be the center of attention.
Volatility - you're subject to mood swings.
Excessive Caution - you're afraid to make decisions.
Habitual Distrust - you focus on the negatives.
Aloofness - you're disengaged and disconnected.
Mischievousness - you believe that rules are made to be broken.
Eccentricity - you try to be different just for the sake of it.
Passive Resistance - what you say is not what you really believe.
Perfectionism - you get the little things right and the big things wrong.
Eagerness to Please - you try to win the popularity contest.

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Where does Why CEOs Fail: The 11 Behaviors That Can Derail Your Climb to the Top - And How to Manage Them rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a useful book for managers and executives. It gives some useful warnings to avoid pitfalls in the future. Some of them pretty basic and no-brainers but some we don't normally think about. Overall, I found it worthwhile to listen to.


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- Emre Gurcan

Great way to know yourself better

Would you listen to Why CEOs Fail: The 11 Behaviors That Can Derail Your Climb to the Top - And How to Manage Them again? Why?

I enjoyed listening interesting narration. All behaviors were explained in details and using real life examples.


What does Bruce Miles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoyed listening interesting narration.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I listen this book three times within four weeks. I never read boom twice!!!


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- Zokika

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios