The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviours that Transform Ordinary People into World Class Leaders
Everything you thought you knew about becoming a CEO is wrong. You must graduate from an elite college or business school. In fact, only 7 percent of the CEOs of today's companies went to a top school--and 8 percent didn't graduate from college at all. Never put a foot wrong. In fact, people who have become CEOs have on average had five to seven career setbacks on their wa...more
The book is divided into three sections: preparing yourself for the job, getting hired for the job, and succeeding at the job. The sections are further divided into chapters, and then the chapters are divided into very clear and succinct snippets of advice. So in Section 1, you learn how important it is to make decisions faster, build relationsh ...more
Back in the Dark Ages when I conducted employee development seminars on variety of topics, I made it a point to provide participants with a take-home list of resources - mostly books. If I made such a list today, for sure this one would be on it. It's jam-packed with practical, put-to-workable information o ...more
Subtitled "The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders," the book is based on extensiv ...more
A candidate with a strong accent is 12 times less likely to be hired as a CEO.
Under pressure you don't rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.
CEOs fail to teach accountability because they aren't accountable to their employees.
CEOs should marry corporate and date the field.
The thing that separates good Navy SEAL officers and great Navy SEAL officers are the great ones demonstrate humility.
Great CEOs are ones that navigate the unknow ...more
4 Stars for the overall content and 1 additional star for the fact that every claim made in the book has been statistically derived from ghSMART’s database of 17,000 CEOs and C-suite executive assessments, 13,000 hours of interviews and two decades advising CEOs and executive boards. GhSMART is the authors' leadership advisory firm, which grooms budding CEOs.
1. Authors have developed the concept ...more
Three stars because the information contained in the book is very valuable. For me, I would’ve like the storytelling to be a little stronger and for there to have been some tools or systems or resources peppered throughout to make implementation easier.
This book will be of immense help to someone in early 30's as they start their mid-management career and it will give them an insight peek into the CEO journey and what's expected.
The four behaviours and the list of things to do and avoid or explained with real life incidents. The beauty was in the way the authors have described these incidents and visualise ...more
It is packed with good advice, but written in the most boring & confusing way. I had to re-read multiple passages twice to get to the core idea, which was annoying.
The key message in these blinks:
CEOs aren’t superhuman. In fact, they’re just regular people who’ve developed certain skills that allow them to climb ranks in the workplace. Being decisive, consistent, committed and reliable are all fundamental traits of a CEO. Having a well-planned system in place ...more
I mostly enjoyed the approach taken to write this book for individuals mid-career, or in middle management, who are starting to consider where they want to go in the future. Not everyone can, should, or wants to make it to the top of an organization. This analysis was highly ...more
I love this kind of book: bring the readers to be advance and broader by not forgetting the reality. As you read the book, El ...more
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Risk-Taking, quick decision making and collective horizon form a basic guidline of Leaders.