Paul Carroll on Learning from the Worst Business Failures

    Jan 24, 2019

    In its one hundred-year fight against the ever-changing tactics of organized crime and terrorism, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has learned invaluable lessons about powerful leadership and management. Like many organizations, the FBI must succeed on a global playing field with limited resources; it must deal with unforeseen challenges and long-term strategic threats. Former Marine Dan Carrison has had unprecedented access to the inner workings of the FBI. In his book From the Bureau to the Boardroom, he offers an insider’s look at the Bureau, taking readers behind the scenes of some of the FBI’s most important missions—from infiltrating a world-wide drug cartel to closing in on a terrorist cell. Dan Carrison is a partner of Semper Fi Consulting (SemperFiConsulting.com) and is the founder of ghostwritersinthesky.com. He is a nationally recognized speaker and business writer and is the coauthor of the best-selling Semper Fi: Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: * The 21st Century Global Leader * Leadership and Team Development for Managerial Success * Igniting Commitment: Engaging Employees for Breakthrough Performance * Improving Your Managerial Effectiveness * Successfully Managing People To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: From the Bureau to the Boardroom by Dan Carrison Lead by Example by John BaldoniThe current conventional wisdom in the business world holds that execution is the key to a successful business strategy. Many experts have gone so far as to say that execution is more important than strategy. But, according to Paul Carroll, the...The current conventional wisdom in the business world holds that execution is the key to a successful business strategy. Many experts have gone so far as to say that execution is more important than strategy. But, according to Paul Carroll, the coauthor of Billion-Dollar Lessons and a former Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist for The Wall Street Journal, looking back at the history of business failures teaches us that there are some strategies that are prone to disaster no matter how well they're executed. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: * Strategy Execution: Getting It Done * Launching and Managing Strategic Alliances and Partnerships * Strategic Planning * Fundamentals of Strategic Planning AMA_Edgewise_0848.mp3