A concise, highly readable, totally practical guide for executives who are undergoing coaching, in three parts. (I) Eight Key Themes from our study of what CEOs were not prepared for and wished they knew before becoming CEOs, with remarkably candid, insightful quotes from sitting CEOs of 27 global companies, offering unvarnished advice to help prepare future CEOs, executives, and leaders. (II) The CEO Prerequisites—six attributes, nine career experiences, and nine management practices proven essential by the most successful CEOs. (III) The CEO Handbook, eight chapters to guide any company’s senior executive coaching and development. (This book’s findings are still used today by first-time CEOs, Executive MBA programs, and companies planning for succession or executive development.
However, events of the past decade and 2020 have impacted the CEO role, so a new 2020 CEO Study was conducted. We are excited to share and publish these findings in an updated book – Look forward to this update in Spring 2021.)