Brian knew he was the likely successor to the CEO at his company, something that he both relished and that gave him pause. “I want to be the best possible executive I can be,” he said, “but I’m not sure I know what the hallmarks of success are. What am I shooting for?” Continue reading
Some leaders are legendary because they inflict fatal blows to their own careers. They demonstrate large ethical lapses or are notoriously impolitic in their emotional outbursts. Though most leaders aren’t that overtly violent in harming themselves, they may still be causing damage to their own success, often unknowingly and certainly unintentionally. There are five areas in which it is particularly easy to shoot yourself in the foot as a leader.