Summary of Rising to Power

The Journey of Exceptional Executives

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Rising to Power book summary
Distilling thousands of lessons learned by senior executives brews an excellent guide for new leaders.


9 Overall

10 Applicability

8 Innovation

8 Style


After interviewing 2,600 high-performing senior executives, veteran executive consultants Ron A. Carucci and Eric C. Hansen offer an excellent manifesto for new leaders. They used IBM’s Watson, one of the world’s most powerful analytical tools, to dissect their findings about leadership. They learned what traits, behaviors and actions make good leaders great – regardless of their organization or industry. The result is an up-to-date, indispensable guide to becoming a senior leader and succeeding at the top. The authors’ detailed advice – exactly what to do and what not to do as a new high-ranking leader – springs from the aggregation and correlation of thousands of lessons senior executives learned the hard way. Carucci and Hansen pull no punches in this smart set of instructions for new bosses. getAbstract recommends their findings as essential reading for executives moving up.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to make the transition from management to senior leadership
  • How to lead effectively from executive suite
  • How to survive as a chief


Too Fast, Too Soon
Today, executives rise to power more quickly than ever. Younger bosses, including youthful CEOs, dominate the business landscape, and their lack of experience shows. Underperforming leaders affect each rung of leadership below them, resulting in widespread poor performance...
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Ron A. Carucci and Eric C. Hansen are veteran consultants to CEOs and business leaders worldwide.

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