I have subscribed to Carl Robinson’s (Advanced Leadership Consulting) newsletter for some time. I was cleaning up some items and came across the newsletter from August 2007 with an article entitled "Five Fatal Flaws – How to derail your career". An online version of this article can be found at http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/191937/f0b9237e2b/.

Carl lists the five fatal flaws as:

  1. Inability to learn from mistakes
  2. Lack of core interpersonal skills and competencies
  3. Lack of openness to new or different ideas
  4. Lack of accountability
  5. Lack of initiative

I believe this list is spot on…