What Smart Executives Do To Stay On Track

WARNING: ONE IN FOUR SENIOR EXECUTIVES DERAILS IN THE FIRST 18 MONTHS OF BEING APPOINTED AND THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS HAS ONLY EXACERBATED THE PROBLEM.

At the heart of many a successful career there often lurks the spectre of failure. Derailed! uncovers the hidden dangers, pinpoints the warning signs, and provides success strategies for negotiating through the setbacks that are an inevitable feature of executive life today.

Career setbacks are an inevitable feature of executive life today. But the financial and personal costs to both the organisation and the executive are enormous.

So how do smart executives stay on track?

It is this question that is at the heart of “Derailed” – a valuable and practical guide for executives wanting to build a crash-resistant career. Meena Thuraisingham uses the insights and lessons gained from her 30 year career in succession planning and talent management to uncover the hidden dangers, pinpoint the warning signs and provide success strategies for navigating through the complexities of executive life.

The book outlines the 8 personal attributes that trigger or accelerate executive derailment. It also examines the adverse impact that organisational culture and structures can have on even the most promising executive career.

So whether you are just starting out your executive career or are already at the top – Be smart – read “Derailed” and keep your career on track.

In Praise of Derailed!

Derailed! clarifies the real causes behind the untimely departure of good executives and offers practical ways for individuals and organisations to avoid such costly derailments

Alison Watkins, Non-executive Director ANZ Banking Group, Non-executive Director Woolworths

Derailed! benefits from the insights gathered by Meena Thuraisingham during many years providing advice to senior executives in global organisations.  It is a valuable aide-memoire, not only for those commencing their executive careers but also for seasoned executives – a compulsory read for all executives keen to avoid fatal career events

Stuart Davis, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC India Limited

Derailed! holds powerful messages for executives who may have experienced ‘bumps in the road’ … and also for those of us who find ourselves at the crossroads, Derailed! helps us to understand what we could do (or what we should have done better)

Peter Hanlon, Group Executive, People and Transformation, Westpac Banking Corporation

Derailed! is a must read for executives in search of a practical guide to building a crash-resistant career, and for organisations seeking to develop and retain talented executives

Wolfgang Lehmacher, President and CEO, GeoPost Intercontinental SAS