Trouble Ahead: Derailment Is Alive and Well
Article first published online: 19 DEC 2012
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Thunderbird International Business Review
Volume 55, Issue 1, pages 95–102, January/February 2013
How to Cite
Zhang, Y., Leslie, J. B. and Hannum, K. M. (2013), Trouble Ahead: Derailment Is Alive and Well. Thunderbird Int'l Bus Rev, 55: 95–102. doi: 10.1002/tie.21525
- Issue published online: 19 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 19 DEC 2012
Derailment is a common phenomenon in organizations; however, managers' derailment can be prevented if the phenomenon is well understood. Derailed managers often have impressive track records and are solidly established within their organizations, but something goes wrong along the way. In this article, we review the dynamics and causes of derailment. We then report survey results from over 2,500 respondents across five countries with differences noted by level, industry, and country. Finally, we describe actions to prevent derailment. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.