10 Nov 2007

Exit 'Fred the Shred'- Character traits in Chief Executives

We have never personally met Fred Goodwin but reading an article about him we were reminded that many corporate disasters happened under the leadership of executives that were described as domineering. Whatever the merits of this adjective in Goodwin's case - any analyst worth his salt should scan press articles for similar key words and have a good second look at any business that is run by someone described with these words.