Preparing CEOs for Successby Leslie W. Braksick
Here are the true experts on becoming a successful CEO-the men and women who have actually done it! Here, in their own voices, more than two-dozen CEOs from top global companies tell you "What I Wish I Knew" prior to taking the top job. They reveal what future CEOs-and leaders at all levels-need to do to prepare for and navigate tomorrow's leadership
Here are the true experts on becoming a successful CEO-the men and women who have actually done it! Here, in their own voices, more than two-dozen CEOs from top global companies tell you "What I Wish I Knew" prior to taking the top job. They reveal what future CEOs-and leaders at all levels-need to do to prepare for and navigate tomorrow's leadership challenges.
The blue section of this book reveals "What We Discovered": the 8 key themes that the CEOs told us they were not prepared for, and wish they had known more about: transitioning, decision-making, public scrutiny, working with their Board of Directors, etc.
The red section discloses the prerequisites every CEO needs for the job, including 6 key personal qualities, 9 specific career experiences, and 9 tested management practices that they rely on most heavily every day.
The green section ("The CEO Handbook") is your personal guide for the most critical aspects of being a CEO. It overflows with anecdotes and advice on leading your new team, combating isolation on the job, managing work-life balance, etc.
Leadership Self-Assessment Tool: compare your progress in areas that our CEOs believe are most important-see page 215!
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Meet the Author
Leslie W. Braksick, Ph.D., is a nationally known consultant, executive coach, and author. In 1993, she cofounded The Continuous Learning Group, Inc. (CLG), which is the largest behaviorally based consulting firm in the world. Her book Unlock Behavior, Unleash Profits (2nd ed., 2007, McGraw-Hill) ranked number 14 on the Wall Street Journal's Best Selling Business Books List in July 2007. The book has also been ranked number 6 of the top 10 business books in 2007 according to 800CEORead. Leslie holds a doctorate in applied behavior science and master's in industrial psychology. She is currently enrolled in Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health and expects to complete her MPH in May 2011. James Hillgren, Ph.D., specializes in helping businesses and organizations increase competitive performance by working with executives in the implementation of the unique practices of organizations with sustained high performance. A graduate of the University of Texas, Jim has a doctorate in clinical psychology.
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