Please enjoy this free sample of our premium content featuring Eric Jackson. To get all of Jackson's premium content free for a limited time, please register here.NEW YORK ( RealMoney) -- Last week, I got invited to co-teach a class on top management teams at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. The subject of the class was Why Smart Executives Fail. It addressed why really talented executives who lead market-leading companies can sometimes get themselves into hot water by making a bunch of deliberate and unconscious strategic moves. At the end of the class, during a question-and-answer session with the students, one asked me how to spot some of the flaws in a CEO so as to avoid investing in the company they lead. I told him that my favorite approach was to listen to the CEO give a speech in which he had to answer questions on the fly. Another approach was to listen to the quarterly earnings calls and pay special attention to the question and answers.
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