Summary of Your Inner Ceo

Unleash the Executive Within

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Your Inner Ceo book summary
A nine-part journey to becoming a personally authentic CEO: How to be happier and more effective.


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You have an “inner CEO,” a confident, balanced, successful executive persona that wants to emerge. Allan Cox provides insights, models and assessments to help you let that persona bloom. He develops his material at a certain pace and it gets stronger as you move deeper into the book. Bypass the book’s sometimes puzzling charts and read the text for fresh perspectives on your career. Cox discusses building strong relationships, and explains why both learning and mentoring are important. getAbstract finds that his material on developing your vision and your company’s mission is helpful, and recommends this book to those CEOs who have been so busy being bosses that they sometimes forget to be people.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the “big three style-of-life questions” are and how to address them;
  • How to be an authentic CEO;
  • How to use the eight “rules of engagement”; and
  • Why you need a view of the present to see a vision of the future.


Targets and Purpose
When you start a new job, even as a CEO, you start at the very beginning. What you did before does little for you now. Don’t base your actions on fear and anxiety. Instead, ground yourself with a strong, positive foundation. Some executives find themselves newly arrived...
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About the Author

Allan Cox is the author of eight books, the founder of a consulting firm, and an advisor to CEOs and executive management teams.

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