Better Under Pressure: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others

Better Under Pressure: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others

by Justin Menkes
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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
As Scottish Victorian-era writer Thomas Carlyle once noted, “No pressure, no diamonds.” Perhaps this is why some CEOs can thrive under pressure and achieve even more stellar results than under normal circumstances. How can you emulate these stalwart leaders? Executive recruiter Justin Menkes interviewed 60 former and current CEOs and assessed 200 CEO candidates with cognitive-ability testing, behavioral interviewing and peer performance ratings. He discovered that leaders who prosper under pressure share three characteristics: “realistic optimism,” “subservience to purpose” and the ability to “find order in chaos.” Menkes provides fresh, solid real-life examples to support his views of what it means to be a strong leader. Though he tends to reiterate his main message, getAbstract recommends his clear, straightforward analysis to executives, aspiring CEOs and anyone dealing with high-pressure situations.