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Derailed Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership (NelsonFree)

By Tim Irwin
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.97 Stars

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On 3/9 Paul Steinbrueck wrote: Derailed by Tim Irwin takes a look at 6 extraordinarily talented CEOs who experienced “catastrophic failures of leadership.” It looks at the causes of those failures, the process of derailment, and then provides guidance on how to develop the character and systems to avoid the same mistakes. For ... Does Character Really Trump Competence?

Paul's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/6 ricky patrick wrote: De-Railed is a book about leadership mistakes. It starts with 5 case studies of “catastrophic failures of leadership”. The rest of the book is a discussion about how you and I can avoid the same mistakes and ultimately avoid leadership de-railment. Honestly, I had a hard time reading this book. The 5 case studies were ... De-Railed by Tim Irwin

ricky's Rating:

2 Stars

On 2/28 C. A. Lajos wrote: In this well-written, thoughtfully-conceived, and nicely-illustrated publication, which includes several pertinent chapter heading quotes, diagrams, tables, and cartoons, Irwin (Ph.D, industrial/organizational and clinical psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta; M.A. and B.A., University of Georgia, ... Derailed by Tim Irwin: a Must-Read for Business Leaders and Others

C. A.'s Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/15 Sally Hanan wrote: Any reader can benefit from the message Tim Irwin gives in Derailed: In order to lead and succeed, one must have essential behavioral qualities that help others feel safe, respected, and valued. Derailed’s content gives preventative advice to companies that are considering adding new executives ... Derailed by Tim Irwin, Ph.D.

Sally's Rating:

5 Stars

On 2/15 Elbert Collins wrote: Rather than a feel-good look at leadership, Tim Irvin’s Derailed draws your attention to the flaws and failures of leaders. Drawing from articles from various well known news sources, Irvin uses profiles of six CEOs to point out real life examples of these deficiencies. Using this information, ... Tim Irvin’s Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership

Elbert's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/14 Buzz Brockway wrote: I just finished reading Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership by Tim Irwin, Ph.D. Irwin examines six high profile corporate “failures of leadership:” Robert Nardelli, Carly Fiorina, Durk Jager, Steven Heyer, Frank Raines, and Dick Fuld. Irwin then draws ... Book Review: Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership

Buzz's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/12 Sandra Joseph wrote:        Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers has been renamed Book Sneeze on the concept that Michael Hyatt (CEO of Thomas Nelson) had while he was reading  Unleashing the Idea Virus by Seth Godin.  Michael ’s blog states that he was intrigued by Godin’s description of “sneezers.” ... Book Review of De-Railed

Sandra's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/12 Aaron Conrad wrote: "De-Railed" is a breakdown of five very public and critical failures from CEO's in the last 5 to 10 years. Each one had a different form in which they became De-Railed. From failures of ego to questions regarding moral behavior and conduct, Dr. Tim Irwin does a very good job of describing their failures ... Book Review – De-Railed

Aaron's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/11 Paul Gardner wrote: I was genuinely excited when I saw "Derailed" on the list of books I could get from BookSneeze to read, review and blog about. Unfortunately it's a book that produces high expectations but ultimately fails to deliver. The concept of this book is sound. Look at the derailment of some very high profile ... Derailed Is Strangely Unfulfilling

Paul's Rating:

2 Stars

On 2/1 David Pugh wrote: The astounding book, Derailed, was nothing but a tremendous insight into the lives of failed leaders and the qualities that could be learned from their lives. Effortlessly, the book takes you through the lives of six CEO’s that greatly “derailed” their lives by simple character flaws. Upon completing ... Derailed by Tim Irwin

David's Rating:

4 Stars