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Adam Bryant, the deputy national editor of The New York Times, interviewed 70 CEOs and other leading executives of some of the world’s most famous companies to garner back-to-basics leadership and management advice. Bryant presents the valuable lessons they’ve have learned about what works and what doesn’t work in the corporate world. He covers the criteria for business success as described by these superstars in their own words. Considering the level of the corporate luminaries in this collection, getAbstract might have expected the insights to be more brilliant and memorable, but Bryant nevertheless gleaned plenty of solid, collective knowledge from his bank of accomplished managers. getAbstract recommends Bryant’s cogent analysis of his interviews, which helps demystify executive management and shows how the best CEOs succeed.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why many CEOs are exemplars of leadership,
  • Which five personal attributes CEOs often have in common and
  • How most CEOs handle management.
 

About the Author

Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Bryant, deputy national editor of The New York Times, writes a Sunday business section feature, “Corner Office.”

 

Summary

CEOs: Leadership Paladins
CEOs know leadership well because they live and practice it constantly. Most CEOs reached their positions after being senior executives for 10 years or more. Along the way, they learned how to be the ultimate managers. As chief executives, they must perform the...

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