Complete CEO: The Executive's Guide to Consistent Peak Performance

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PRAISE FOR THE COMPLEE CEO.

"This book is helpful to any CEO, or indeed any businessmanager, who wants to deliver sustained high performance." - JimNicol, CEO, Tomkins PLC

"As CEO of a newly floated business, I have found The CompleteCEO to give extremely helpful focus, as well as practical tools." -Heikki Sirviö, CEO, Kemira Growhow

"The Complete CEO is a fascinating book. While it won't turn theaverage CEO into Warren Buffett, it does contain a wealth ofuncommon, common sense wisdom, which will take him or her ...

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Overview

PRAISE FOR THE COMPLEE CEO.

"This book is helpful to any CEO, or indeed any businessmanager, who wants to deliver sustained high performance." - JimNicol, CEO, Tomkins PLC

"As CEO of a newly floated business, I have found The CompleteCEO to give extremely helpful focus, as well as practical tools." -Heikki Sirviö, CEO, Kemira Growhow

"The Complete CEO is a fascinating book. While it won't turn theaverage CEO into Warren Buffett, it does contain a wealth ofuncommon, common sense wisdom, which will take him or her a numberof steps in his direction." - James O'loughlin, Author, The RealWarren Buffett

"I believe that the High Performance Model described in thisbook will be of value to any business leader - but especially toone new in post, or one who has good reason to introduce change." -Sten Scheibye, CEO, Coloplast

"The complete CEO is the first book I have read which stitchestogether an explanation of what a business must achieve with adescription of the actions a CEO can take to make this happen." -Tim Parker, CEO, The AA

"The book is clearly written and full of user-friendlymanagement tools. What makes it different from the rest of themanagement literature available today is that it can also guide aCEO of an international company doing business outside of theAnglo-Saxon business context, as the rules and guidance containedin it are intelligently generalized and universally applicable." -Zdenek Bakala, Co-Owner, OKD Group and Founder and Former ManagingDirector, Patria Finance

"The High Performance Model at the core of the book, moves froma clear and insightful discussion of what drives the creation andmaintenance of a winning business model into a decomposition of therole of the CEO. The authors have worked with a number of highlysuccessful CEOs and former CEOS to understand the essence of theirsuccess, and the actions they have taken day-to-day to drive it;and the result is a practical, easy-to-understand guide." -From the Foreword by Ben Verwaayen, CEO, BT PLC

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Soundview Executive Book Summaries
The complete CEO is multitalented. He or she sets the tone, chooses the right people and establishes the corporate agenda. Together, Thomas, Miles and Fisk have explored and defined the role of CEO. They answer the questions "what does a CEO do and what should a CEO do?" The Complete CEO: The Executive’s Guide to Consistent Peak Performance is organized around four levels of the CEO’s role: fundamentals, concepts, challenges and tools. Copyright © 2006 Soundview Executive Book Summaries
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841127286
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/11/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 1,507,451
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Thomas (London, UK) leads the Strategy and Marketingpractice at PA Consulting Group, a leading management, systems, andtechnology consulting firm.

Gary Miles (Malaga, Spain) is an expert in the use oftechnology to drive business performance. He formerly operated theInformation Systems Group at PA Consulting Group.

Peter Fisk (Teddington, Middlesex, UK) is a strategistand marketer who has worked with and consulted for some of theworld’s leading brands. He formerly led the marketing team atPA Consulting Group.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

Who is this book for?

Introduction.

Part 1: The Fundamentals of Success.

1. What is success for the CEO?

2. Who is the complete CEO?

3. Management and leadership.

Part 2: The CEO’s High-Performance Model.

1. Getting your company ready for greatness.

2. The CEO’s high-performance model.

3. A winning business model.

4. Right capabilities and resources.

5. Dedicated leadership.

6. Strong management.

7. An organization that knows itself.

Part 3: The CEO’s Challenges.

1. Negotiating the contract.

2. Managing the first 100 days.

3. Dealing with underperforming businesses.

4. Dealing with underperforming individuals.

5. Making mergers and acquisitions.

6. Dealing with investors.

7. Knowing when and how to go.

Part 4: The CEO’s Toolkit.

1. Knowing yourself.

2. Defi ning the information you require.

3. Solving ‘bet-the-ranch’ problems.

4. Driving signifi cant change through the business.

5. Time management.

Endnote.

Appendix 1: Strategy in the multi-business context.

Appendix 2: Value measurement.

Index.

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