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6 Innovation

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The immediate task for CEOs who land a dream job is making sure it doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Authors Thomas J. Neff and James M. Citrin provide a marvelous "executive how-to kit" that draws on their extensive management and consulting experience. They explain everything you need to know about getting off to an excellent start now that you’re ensconced in the corner office. While the book is targeted to CEOs, it applies to anyone stepping up to a higher level of leadership. Taking over a new role often means enduring what AOL’s Jon Miller describes as a "temporary state of incompetence." Even if your promotion becomes a trial by fire, getAbstract believes this book will help you direct the flames and propel your organization to new heights of achievement.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to plan your first 100 days in a new leadership position;
  • How to evaluate the members of your management team;
  • How to change your corporate culture; and
  • Which common pitfalls trip up incoming leaders.
 

About the Authors

Thomas J. Neff led the CEO and Board of Directors Practice of Spencer Stuart U.S., and currently serves as its chairman. James M. Citrin leads Spencer Stuart’s Global Technology, Communications, and Media Practice. He wrote Zoom. Both writers also co-authored Lessons from the Top.

 

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The Oath of Office
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt first assumed his duties as president in March 1933, he took the helm of a nation in crisis. He didn’t have the luxury of a honeymoon period. The Great Depression was in full swing and practically every bank in the country was closed. About...

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