The CEO Tightrope

Author: Joel Trammell
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1626341079
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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No CEO can find a point of balance and then stand still--that’s not even possible on a tightrope. The expectation is that the business must always move forward. The American CEO walks a tightrope daily . . . many times blindfolded and without a net below. The job of balancing the often-competing interests of a company’s constituents is so challenging that the average lifespan of a newly minted CEO is around five years. Why is it that our most successful businesspeople, individuals who have been wildly successful at every other position in their career, often fail when they get to the CEO chair? The job of the CEO is unlike any leadership position, yet many CEOs are unprepared for its challenges. Yes, you must have business acumen and people-management skills, but you’ll also need to own the company vision, provide the proper resources, build the culture consistently and in alignment with company goals, make key decisions, and deliver performance that satisfies boards, shareholders, and investors. And, to complicate matters, you must work in an ambiguous environment in which you have absolute responsibility but questionable control. Your biggest challenge will be the balancing act required to be successful--to grow your company in the short term and create a long-term advantage that makes your efforts sustainable. Joel Trammell, successful entrepreneur, CEO, and investor, explores the various points of balance that challenge every CEO. He identifies what it looks like when a CEO is off balance and offers modern techniques and approaches to regain balance, drawn from almost thirty years of study and experience. You’ll learn about the 50+ daily struggles that might pull you off balance, such as how to build credibility while avoiding the cheerleader vs. Eeyore trap; how to identify the right growth opportunities while avoiding the budget blower vs. budget tyrant trap; and how to create strong alignment while avoiding the CIA vs. amateur trap. Trammell has created this resource for aspiring, new, and more experienced CEOs. He shares stories that allow you to identify your own strengths and weaknesses and provides questions that promote self-analysis. Filling a void in the market for a clear, compelling guide for CEOs, The CEO Tightrope is certain to become your go-to valued resource.

The CEO

Author: Owen Burke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451604726
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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You're the boss.... Now make an executive decision. You are the CEO of Fleece Industries. So far, you've made all the right choices. The result: Your life's work -- building a company from an idea scrawled on a bar napkin into a clothing empire -- has reached a major milestone. Fleece is going to have an initial public offering and become a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. The instant the opening bell rings, you'll be worth tens, if not hundreds, of millions. It's a dream come true. Unfortunately that's when things get complicated. Now come the really hard choices. What would you do if You discovered that a rogue employee had been cooking the books? Your mistress threatened to expose your affair to your wife? You found yourself at the center of an insider-trading scandal? Your daughter turned up in a sex tape on the Internet? You found yourself considering the worst choice of all: MURDER? Step up to the plate. What would you do if you were The CEO?

The CEO and the Monk

Author: Robert B. Catell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471450115
Format: PDF
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This unusual book tells the story of the working relationship between the CEOof KeySpan energy and his company's spiritual guide--an actual monk.

When the CEO Calls

Author: Coleen Kwan
Publisher: Coleen Kwan
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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A late night call out, a handsome, sexy CEO, and a brother who needs protection…Jacinta Greene knows she’s courting trouble when she assists Lex Rochester while disguising her true identity. When he pursues her, she knows she should turn him down and walk away, but this man is too irresistible for her own good. 18,000 words. A prequel to Undercover in the CEO’s Bed.

I INC Be the CEO of your Brand

Author: Kate Moodley
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483521524
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In her book on owning your brand, Kate Moodley provides valuable and practical insight into the world of branding viewed from some of the worlds most powerful brands including a look at actions that have destroyed brands. You will leave this book stimulated, challenged and with a verve to grow one of your greatest assets - your personal brand!

Moppin Floors to Ceo

Author: Dennis C. Miller
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 150498000X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As a young man in Moppin Floors to CEO: From Hopelessness and Failure to Happiness and Success, Dennis C. Miller faces overwhelming obstacles: an emotionally abusive father, physically abusive Catholic school teachers, bottom-of-the-class grades all the way through high school, and mental health issues that land him in Fair Oaks Psychiatric Hospital. Yet through his own perseverance and the help of caring individuals, Dennis begins a slow but sure ascent up the ladder of success. He starts with mopping floors at a Ramada Inn, gains admittance to an Ivy League university, and eventually becomes the CEO of a New Jersey hospitalwhich he transforms from a failing enterprise to a flourishing institution noted for its exemplary patient care. Tragedy befalls the hospital, and soon Dennis is being interviewed by Katie Couric, Wolf Blitzer, and Morley Safer. From there, he moves on to a new chapter in life, forming, in 2005, his own leadership consulting firm for nonprofit organizations, which he runs to this day. My passion had always been to help people, he writes. I had an opportunity to help many organizations with developing their strategic plans, board development, fundraising, program development, and marketing strategies. I had a new purpose in life. I was finding my new challenge very fulfilling and deeply rewarding. I had found a new calling in life. In Moppin Floors to CEO: From Hopelessness and Failure to Happiness and Success, Dennis mixes together the right ingredients for an engaging autobiography: a gut-honest recount of his highly eventful life, lots of engaging stories, and some valuable life lessons. We get to know Dennis while he entertains and enlightens us. Through his words and actions, Dennis shows us how anyone, even a troubled kid from New Jersey, can make it to the top and live a fulfilling life.

CEO

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273741659
Format: PDF
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If you're a successful, ambitious executive, chances are you'll have dreamed of what it would be like in the top job. But what does it really mean to be a CEO? What would you have to do every day? What key qualities, experience and skills do all the top CEOs have in common? How would your performance be measured? And crucially, how do you land the top job? Who better than the CEO of one of the world’s best known executive search firms to answer these questions and to shed new insight on what it takes to succeed at the top? In CEO, drawing on his unique access to the world’s business leaders, Kevin Kelly opens the door of the corner office and lets you eavesdrop on conversations with the world’s top CEO’s, those who have stuck their necks out and really changed the way that things are done. CEO provides a route-map for meeting the new challenges of building global organisations and sketches the new agenda for the world’s CEOs. Sure CEOs still need to return value to shareholders and keep the financial analysts happy but the realities of business in the 21st century have changed, so that they also have to engage with new markers of success, like sustainability, ethics and genuine global impact. Find out what success means to people who have already made it and discover how you can make it too. CEO. BE INSPIRED. BE SUCCESSFUL. BE THE CEO.

From Cinderella to CEO

Author: Cary J. Broussard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471743119
Format: PDF, Docs
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PRAISE FOR From CINDERELLA to CEO "The storybook Cinderella sits and waits for her prince charming to come. From Cinderella to CEO is a rewrite for modern day Cinderellas. This book tells women to climb on their own horse and ride to their destiny. It's full of great road maps on everything from how to survive a wicked boss to how to surround yourself with swans!" --Pat Schroeder, former Congresswoman, President & CEO of the Association of American Publishers "Cary Broussard has produced a great compass for women who are navigating their journey through work life. This is a primer that turns fairy tales into actionable road signs that will transform starry-eyed neophytes into seasoned professionals. This book is much more than a 'yellow brick road' map. It is an atlas that not only helps the reader plot her successful course; but, it also underscores ways for managing a successful career, as well as identifies road markers and landmines that could derail a career. It is a must read." --Esther Silver-Parker, Vice President of Diversity Relations, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. "If you have aspirations to be successful and happy in your career, then From Cinderella to CEO is the book for you! Cary Broussard has decoded folklore and articulated a play-by-play game plan to help women win in the ballgame of business. And best of all, this fairy godmentor wisely refers to cutting edge twenty-first century thinking by interpreting business as pleasure!" --Linda K. Bolliger, Founder & CEO, Boardroom Bound? "From Cinderella to CEO offers something for everyone. No matter which rung of the corporate ladder you are perched upon you will appreciate Cary J. Broussard's fresh perspective on women in the workplace. Whether you are just starting out, mentoring a new hire, or thinking about starting your own business you'll look at things differently after reading this book. Broussard understands that while work styles may vary by gender, these differences complement each other and savvy employers and employees will prosper when both styles are encouraged to flourish." --Marti Barletta, author of Marketing to Women: How to Understand, Reach, and Increase Your Share of the World's Largest Market Segment

SCT in Action

Author: Yvonne M. Agazarian
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780495218
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"As this book amply demonstrates, SCT has turned out to have powerful organizational applications. With its theory of living human systems rather than a separate theory of organizations or of organizational behavior, it uses concepts that easily map onto organizational life. It looks at systems as a whole but also in parts. It stresses the importance of understanding boundaries and contexts. It continually focuses on task, and, perhaps, most important of all, it offers a sophisticated understanding of roles, which includes work roles in organizations. It well may be, as more consultants working in organizations become more familiar with the concepts and methods SCT offers, the SCT approach will come to seem indispensable to the resolution of conflict." - from the Foreword by Ken Eisold, Ph.D., Former President of the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations