Summary of Your Inner Ceo

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6

Qualities

  • Comprehensive
  • Well Structured

Recommendation

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.

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.

 

Summary

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 in positions of responsibility and power that look like pinnacles of success but soon come to feel like prisons. They want to know how to get their lives back on track and still succeed in business. To begin this quest, consider the “big three style-of-life questions”: Who are you? What is life about? And what is your primary objective? Now try to answer them in 10 words or less, total. Your answers won’t feel satisfying to you unless they form a unified theme. This may take some thought.

To find the truth of your situation, compare your actions and your words. Where your feet are taking you is more real than anything you say. Align your words and actions as you address the big three questions. Revisit them every few months to see the flow of your life more clearly. They will help you see your real goals and learn how to approach them in a positive, grounded way. If you feel disconnected...


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