Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Transformative CEO: Impact Lessons from Industry Game Changers based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The Transformative CEO by Jeffrey J. Fox and Robert Reiss identifies a number of common personal qualities and approaches taken by celebrity CEOs in building or turning around their companies. Jeffrey and Robert then breakdown these items into supporting subparts and provides a series of quotes from notable CEOs in support of each subpart. Specific topics covered by The Transformative CEO include: - Turning around a company - Building superior customer service - Thinking big and going global - Performing while transforming - Having a higher purpose - Innovating and making everything better Why You Should Not Buy This Book I found The Transformative CEO to be shallow and largely uninsightful. While the book does provide some overarching characteristics and approaches of successful chief executives, I found many of these items to be common sense truisms, philosophies most junior managers and graduate level business students would stipulate. That renown CEOs agree with these premises serves to give them credibility but does little to suggest how the reader should implement the recommended approaches. The book suggests actions to improve the management decision-making process. Surprisingly, these actions – the most valuable and explicit points made in the book – are largely unsupported by CEO comments. Alternative Recommendation I believe there are certain qualities, characteristics, and approaches common among successful CEOs. Furthermore, I believe CEOs set the tone and tenor of the organization over which they preside and so embodying these traits is important. I recommend The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker as a superior resource for learning about the admirable qualities of an executive. Through his book, Dr. Drucker provides readers with the specific actionable steps necessary to become more effective as leaders through improved decision-making and action. All the Best, Nathan Ives StrategyDriven Principal
I have been a fan of Jeffery Fox since using Don't Send a Resume with my career management clients years ago. This book, written with Robert Reiss, is another grand slam for Jeffrey! Combining their skilled approach to excellence in business with the thoughts of numerous CEOs has created a great read. A relatively short book, you will read it quickly, absorbing some of the information. Then, you will find yourself returning time and again to revisit great ideas on improving your business skills.