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THE CORNER OFFICE by Adam Bryant - Best Business Books

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The book is the record of candid interviews with 70 CEO's. The interviewer is a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and deputy national editor for the New York Times, and the former business editor of …

The book is the record of candid interviews with 70 CEO's. The interviewer is a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and deputy national editor for the New York Times, and the former business editor of Newsweek. There is no shortage of airbrushed biographies of "outstanding CEOs" but this is different. It is filled with their insights, the hard lessons learned on the way up and the qualities they really value in others.

Everyone in a leadership role should hear what they say - parts will confirm what you have thought, parts will challenge you, and parts will surprise you.

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    • 1. BEST BUSINESS BOOKSPRESENTED BY IAN MANN 1
    • 2. Gateways is a strategy, leadership and execution consultancy.For 16 years, Gateways consultant Ian Mann has been hosting business book breakfasts to help business leaders get the most current insights into what it takes to succeed.Now, for the first time, get the value of these insights online. Click. Discover business greatness. www.gateways.co.za
    • 3. Succeeding Passionate
curiosity Battle‐hardened
confidence
  How
you
failed
in
past
what
you
did
about
it  Grandma
and
the
snake
in
the
shed  Keeping
many
balls
in
the
air  Where
you
are
is
not
who
you
are  9/10
from
hard
backgrounds  Coping
with
Dyslexia  What
did
you
take
off
your
CV?
    • 4. Succeeding Team
smarts  Built
on
1‐0n‐1
interactions  What
are
you
the
CEO
of? Simple
mindset  Simplifying
the
complex
is
the
CEOs
job  3
slides
3
points  What
are
two
2
or
3
levers?  The
2‐hour
applicant
test  Be
brief,
be
bright,
be
gone
    • 5. Succeeding Fearlessness  Pressure
to
make
decisions
dearth
of
date‐
 greatest
surprise  Daily
say
yes
to
what
dont
want
to
do
&
what
is
 difficult

 Bad
metaphors  Career
ladder
/
path  Obstacle
course
with
plenty
of
other
players  Get
selling
experience  Grow
where
you
are
planted
    • 6. Managing Surprise!  The
Drucker
manager  Didn’t
buy
a
dog
to
bark
for
it  The
Nordstom
scarf
knot  No
one
cares
what
you
are
feeling  The
kids
in
economy 
Time
management  Move
the
needle  1
hour
and
10
minutes  No
Blackberrys
on
weekends
    • 7. Managing Meetings  Why
are
we
here?  Clear
Rules  Involve
everyone  Keep
it
light Interviewing  Let’s
talk
about
you  Women,
family
and
passion  Strategic
interviewing
    • 8. Click.Discover business greatness. gateways.co.za

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