Forbes: The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives
Habit #1: They see themselves and their companies as dominating their environment
I don't know that Perez ever saw Kodak as dominating the environment, but he certainly saw himself as dominating the environment.
Habit #2: They identify so completely with the company that there is no clear boundary between their personal interests and their corporationís interests
I'm sure Perez doesn't understand what is best for Kodak, only what is best for himself.
Habit #3: They think they have all the answers
I'm sure Perez thinks he has all the answers.
Habit #4: They ruthlessly eliminate anyone who isnít completely behind them
Habit #5: They are consummate spokespersons, obsessed with the company image
I think Perez is obsessed with his image.
Habit #6: They underestimate obstacles
Perez has no clue of the obstacles.
Habit #7: They stubbornly rely on what worked for them in the past
Nothing worked for Perez in the past, not that he doesn't mind that.