5 Reasons why young promising executives fail

Every year a lot of fresh young graduates exemplify amazing talents that could lead their lives to a bright future yet somehow some of these young capable executives squander golden opportunities and end up flying far below their potential. There is nothing sadder than to see a wasted talent.  Studies show that there are 5 major reasons why young promising executives fail.

First and foremost is the ethical behavior. A propitious talent goes down over mistakes in indecent behavior. In pursuit of earning abrupt big money, a young talent engages in deceptive behavior like selling out to a competitor. This behavior shows poor ethics and non-loyalty  which definitely destroy a career. Reputation, respect, dignity and honor are the things in life we truly own.  A simple truth is that ethical issues can easily destroy these vital principles.

Second. Some do not engage and cooperate with their team to work on a project as they like to work alone and do it their way. They resist suggestions, and would like to get all the credits by performing a one-man show. In today’s global business, collaboration and teamwork is very important.  To work with others as a team can result in more productivity.

Third. A wrong activity focus which tends to miss the big picture. A company care about the profits and returns and not how many hours someone spends in a meeting. Green apples in the corporate world get caught in looking busy through attending lots of meetings and presentations that do not bring results and improve the key performance indicators such as sales volume, cost management, profits and more.

Fourth, loyalty begets loyalty.  Lack of commitment to the company through gossip mongering and complaining without having an open constructive dialogue. It is important to voice out suggested improvements rather than bad mouthing which shows immaturity.

Lastly, arrogance and resistance to growth.  Some Master’s degree holders believe that their certificate can certify and assume that they know it all and they have nothing left to learn. This attitude shows arrogance and resistance to recognize that life is a continual journey of learning and growing. 

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