Summary of CEO Priorities
Master the Art of Surviving at the Top
The best person to teach you how to be a CEO is a successful CEO – like author Neil Giarratana.
With more than three decades of experience as a CEO, Neil Giarratana knows how to run a company. His book includes real-life examples of common problems that confront CEOs and offers useful – if fairly elementary – advice on how to deal with those issues. Be sure to consider Giarratana’s suggestions in the context of your company – it’s possible that some of his ideas could land an inexperienced chief executive in hot water. Despite this caveat, Giarratana’s book offers notable value, particularly for neophyte executives. If you are a new CEO or a CEO-in-waiting, getAbstract recommends this briefing. Do heed one telling piece of advice: No one is going to watch your back or tend to your career as devotedly as you, so keep your eyes open.
In this summary, you will learn
- How a new CEO should proceed; and
- How CEOs can be effective, protect their jobs and earn the loyalty of their subordinates.
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