The CEO Next Door

The CEO Next Door

The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People Into World-class Leaders

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New York Times Bestseller

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Based on an in-depth analysis of over 2,600 leaders drawn from a database of more than 17,000 CEOs and C-suite executives, as well 13,000 hours of interviews, and two decades of experience advising CEOs and executive boards, Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell overturn the myths about what it takes to get to the top and succeed.


Their groundbreaking research was the featured cover story in the May-June 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review. It reveals the common attributes and counterintuitive choices that set apart successful CEOs—lessons that we can apply to our own careers.
 
Much of what we hear about who gets to the top, and how, is wrong. Those who become chief executives set their sights on the C-suite at an early age. In fact, over 70 percent of the CEOs didn’t have designs on the corner office until later in their careers. You must graduate from an elite college. In fact, only 7 percent of CEOs in the dataset are Ivy League graduates--and 8 percent didn't graduate from college at all. To become a CEO you need a flawless résumé. The reality: 45 percent of CEO candidates had at least one major career blowup.
 
What those who reach the top do share are four key behaviors that anyone can master: they are decisive; they are reliable, delivering what they promised when the promise it, without exception; they adapt boldly, and they engage with stakeholders without shying away from conflict.
 
Based on this breakthrough study of the most successful people in business, Botelho and Powell offer career advice for everyone who aspires to get ahead. Based on research insights illustrated by real life stories from CEOs and boardrooms, they tell us how to:   
 
- Fast-track our career by deploying the career catapults used by those who get to the top quickly
 
- Overcome the hidden handicaps to getting the job we want.
 
- Avoid the 5 hazards that most commonly derail those promoted into a new role.
 
For everyone who aspires to rise up through the organization and achieve their full potential, The CEO Next Door is an essential guide.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on a database of seventeen thousand CEOs to reveal the common attributes and hidden insights into success that helped them lead successfully and how these can be applied to one's own career.

Baker
& Taylor

Drawing on a database of more than 17,000 leaders, as well as interviews with CEO candidates, two business consultants, dispelling myths about what it takes to get to the top, reveal the common attributes and hidden insights to success that have helped more than 6 million CEOs land their jobs and how these can be applied to our own careers. Includes six charts.

Publisher: New York : Currency, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101906491
Branch Call Number: 658.4 BOT 2018
Characteristics: xi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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