Tag Archives: Executive ability

The CEO next door: what it takes to get to the top, and succeed by Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell with Tahl Raz

Overview: Based on an in-depth analysis of over 2,600 leaders drawn from a database of more than 17,000 CEOs and C-suite executives, as well 13,000 hours of interviews, and two decades of experience advising CEOs and executive boards, Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell overturn the myths about what it takes to get to …
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Act like a leader, think like a leader by Herminia Ibarra.

Overview: You aspire to lead with greater impact. The problem is you’re busy executing on today’s demands. You know you have to carve out time from your day job to build your leadership skills, but it’s easy to let immediate problems and old mind-sets get in the way. Herminia Ibarra—an expert on professional leadership and …
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Can You Guess the World’s Top-Performing CEO?

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is the World’s Top-Performing CEO, followed by John Martin of Gilead Sciences and John Chambers of Cisco Systems in second and third position respectively. Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera of Inditex is the highest ranked Spaniard, in 14th place. To come up with the list, HBR’s number crunchers sorted through 832 current CEOs from the S&P Global 1200. They then calculated …
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The strategist: become the leader your business needs by Cynthia A. Montgomery. (New York : Harper Business, 2012.)

Overview Based on an acclaimed professor’s legendary strategy course at Harvard Business School, The Strategist offers a radically new perspective on a leader’s most vital role. “Are you a strategist?” That’s the first question Cynthia Montgomery asks the business owners and senior executives from all over the world who participate in her highly regarded executive …
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Entreleadership: 20 years of practical business wisdom from the trenches by Dave Ramsey. (Nashville, Tenn. : Howard Books, 2011)

Overview Your company is only as strong as your leaders. These are the men and women doing battle daily beneath the banner that is your brand. Are they courageous or indecisive? Are they serving a motivated team or managing employees? Are they valued? Your team will never grow beyond you, so here’s another question to …
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Being the boss: the 3 imperatives for becoming a great leader by Linda Annette Hill. (Boston : Harvard Business Review Press, 2011)

Overview You never dreamed being the boss would be so hard. You’re caught in a web of conflicting expectations from subordinates, your supervisor, peers, and customers. You’re constantly fighting fires. You’re mired in office politics. You end each day exhausted and discouraged, wondering what, if anything, you’ve accomplished. You’re not alone. As Linda Hill and …
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Credibility: how leaders gain and lose it, why people demand it by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner. (San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2011)

Synopsis “Leadership is personal. It’s not about the corporation, the community, or the country. It’s about you. If people don’t believe in the messenger, they won’t believe the message. If people don’t believe in you, they won’t believe in what you say. And if it’s about you, then it’s about your beliefs, your values, your …
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Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman with Greg McKeown. (HarperBusiness, 2010)

Based on the synopsis from the Publisher  Are you a genius or a genius maker? We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, …
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Handbook of leadership theory and practice edited by Nitin Nohria & Rakesh Khurana. ISBN: 9781422138793

Synopsis Based on the Harvard Business School Centennial Colloquium “Leadership: Advancing an Intellectual Discipline” and edited by HBS Professors Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana, this volume brings together leading scholars from fields as diverse as psychology, sociology, economics and history to take stock of what we know about leadership and to set an agenda for …
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