Ill-fated promotions offer lessons in humility

07/27/2010 | BNET

BP's Tony Hayward and Yahoo!'s Jerry Yang are two examples of CEOs who were undone by circumstances outside their control, Steve Tobak argues. Their cases show that even good executives can become overwhelmed by bad situations, he writes. The lesson: "Don't take yourself too seriously" the next time you get a big promotion, he writes.

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