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Dozens of top CEOs reveal their candid insights on the keys to effective leadership and the qualities that set high performers apart.
What does it take to reach the top in business and to inspire others? Adam Bryant of The New York Times decided to answer this and other questions by sitting down with more than 70 CEOs and asking them how they do their jobs and the most important lessons they learned as they rose through the ranks. Over the course of these extraordinary interviews, they shared memorable stories and eye-opening insights.
The Corner Office draws together lessons from chief executives such as Steve Ballmer (Microsoft), Carol Bartz (Yahoo), Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks), and Alan Mulally (Ford), from which Bryant has crafted an original work that reveals the keys to success in the business world, including the five essential personality traits that all high performers exhibit—qualities that the CEOs themselves value most and that separate the rising stars from their colleagues. Bryant also demystifies the art of leadership and shows how executives at the top of their game get the most out of others.
Leadership is not a one-size-fits-all skill, and these CEOs offer different perspectives that will help anyone who seeks to be a more effective leader and employee. For aspiring executives—of all ages—The Corner Office offers a path to future success.
©2011 Adam Bryant (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
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By Corey B. on 02-18-17

Don't wait to get this book.

The Corner office holds a prominent position in my top ten business leadership book list. I require all of my managers and executives to read it and has proven to be one of the best ways to level up good people.

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By Tipping Point Propellent on 09-14-16

With certainty, it "awakens the giant within."

It's one of the best books on leadership I've ever read.
It' about how to think about your role as a leader vs. specific mechanics. Staying sharp in both is important, but if you get the mindset right, the rest flows naturally.

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