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The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives

"In it, he shared some of his research on what over 50 former high-flying companies – like Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, Rubbermaid, and Schwinn – did to become complete failures.  It turns out that the senior executives at the companies all had 7 Habits in common.  Finkelstein calls them the Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives."

Annie's take:

Sydney Finkelstein did this research and published it in 2004. Forbes reprinted it recently, and it is as relevant today as it was then. On the basis of my own work, I have to say that I believe he has all seven of these habits right.