Summary of How to Become CEO

The Rules for Rising to the Top of Any Organization

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How to Become CEO book summary
If you are headed for the executive suite, watch your temper, watch your behavior, watch your career strategy and, as Mom might have told you, mind your manners.


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Writing in succinct and serviceable language, Jeffrey R. Fox presents profitable information for anyone aiming for the top of the corporate world. Anyone in the work force, at any level, can use and appreciate his litany of commandments. Applying these suggestions appropriately and sincerely will help you succeed in your personal and professional life. Some of the commandments may surprise you. Many of them will make you reflect on what your mother taught you. Frequently, the suggestions challenge and encourage you to make positive life improvements and to enhance your interactions with your colleagues. The author’s no-nonsense presentation is an easy read. Each commandment entry is brief and to the point. getAbstract recommends this book to those who want to rise to the top, and be appreciated and respected by others in the process.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to make a good impression in the workplace
  • Why future leaders are never unkind or lose their temper
  • Why putting in a little extra time at the office will reap great benefits


Career Decisions and Career Moves
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of any organization determines the organization’s progress and success. Whether you are just starting to climb the corporate ladder or are already at the top, consider the following commandments.

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About the Author

Jeffrey J. Fox a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the founder of Fox & Co., Inc., a marketing consulting company. Fox is the winner of Sales and Marketing Management Magazine’s Outstanding Marketer Award and the National Industrial Distributors Award as the Nation’s Best Industrial Marketer. Fox has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Business Marketing.

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