How to Act Like a CEO: 10 Rules for Getting to the Top and Staying There: 10 Rules for Getting to the Top and Staying There

Overview

In the follow-up to her bestselling How to Think Like a CEO, #1 executive coach Debra Benton's work with top-level executives from AT&T, Colgate, Pepsi, Mobil Oil, N abisco, and American Express, and her interviews with 100 CEOs worldwide reveal:

  • 10 "rules of the game" for managers
  • Rules CEOs apply for everyday success
  • Managerial pointers for readers on how to apply each...
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Overview

In the follow-up to her bestselling How to Think Like a CEO, #1 executive coach Debra Benton's work with top-level executives from AT&T, Colgate, Pepsi, Mobil Oil, N abisco, and American Express, and her interviews with 100 CEOs worldwide reveal:

  • 10 "rules of the game" for managers
  • Rules CEOs apply for everyday success
  • Managerial pointers for readers on how to apply each rule in their professional lives
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071412940
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

D.A. Benton founded Benton Management Resources in 1976 to provide executive development and career counseling. She has worked in seventeen countries and her numerous media appearances around the world have brought her wide acclaim. Her clients include AT&T, American Express, Pepsi, United Airlines, Nabisco, Mobil Oil, PricewaterhouseCoopers & Lybrand, and NASA. Benton is also the bestselling author of How to Think Like a CEO and Secrets of a CEO Coach.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The 1,000 Percent Solution ix
CEOs are different in how they can and need to act
You need to do what the good ones do if you want to become one yourself
1. Be Yourself, Unless You're a Jerk 1
Why integrity is so important
How to improve yours
The test--a crisis
2. See Around Corners 29
Vision is ...
How to improve yours
Now, change it
3. Make Dust or Eat Dust 53
Strategic thinking
Decision making
Planning
4. Make the Big Play: The CEO's role in operations 71
Delegate
Communicate
Plan for the mistakes
5. Keep Good Company 93
What makes for good company
How to attract good company
How to keep good company
6. Be the Number One Fund-Raiser and Protector 117
The CEO's financial responsibility
7. Act Like a CEO Even When You Don't Feel Like It 131
Leadership on the inside
Leadership on the outside
8. Evangelize the World 151
The CEO is the number one salesperson
How to get better at it
9. Go Big or Go Home 159
The CEO's role as a community leader
10. Cut Through the Junk 167
How to achieve balance in your life for complete success
Do something toward that end every day
Wrap-Up 183
It's up to you, sorry to say
Special Thanks 191
Index 199
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