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The affirmation of being a CEO is not about background or good fortune but about performance and hard work based on decisiveness, impact, reliability and adapting boldly which sets the stage for any future or current CEO. A must read for all those leaders who care deeply about leading well. A must read for anyone serious about career success. Botelho and Powell weave together cutting edge leadership research with practical advice and inspiring stories to create a useful and credible roadmap to the top.
A must read for aspiring leaders, CEOs, board members, and anyone responsible for grooming future leaders. The CEO Next Door offers a rare view behind the scenes on how leaders get picked for coveted roles and how they really succeed and fail. It offers perspectives that are refreshingly candid and deeply researched. CEOs come from different backgrounds in terms of economic status, education, family, gender, race, color, country of origin and sexual orientation.
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