1000 CEOs

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Penguin, Aug 17, 2009 - Business & Economics - 512 pages
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From moguls to maverick CEOs, learn their secrets, share their success From safe hands to young turks, risk takers to innovators - get the instant profiles of 1,000 of the world's best CEOs. Definitive biographies deliver all the essential information on each CEO's career, their highs, lows, management style, vision and distilled wisdom, providing vital lessons that will give YOU the competitive advantage. Pick up tips from the icons of business, from Bill Gates to Lou Gernster. Draw on the experiences of big partnerships and family dynasties and find out how the likes of Steve Jobs make innovation essential. Plus, discover things you can do NOW - from motivation to how to handle a crisis. Incisive, insightful and inspiring, this is your chance to meet and learn from the CEO's leading the business world.
 

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Contents

Preface Andrew Davidson 6
6
Introduction Marshall Goldsmith 8
8
What It Takes to Be a CEO Marjan Bolmeijer 10
10
1 THE INNOVATORS 14
14
The Inspired Leader 24
24
Innovate and Thrive 34
34
Green Innovations 44
44
2 THE STARTUP TITANS 46
46
Leading Turnarounds 264
264
Cool Heads in a Crisis 276
276
Making the Numbers 288
288
The Business of Ethics 300
300
7 THE VALUE SQUEEZERS 302
302
Driving Efficiency 312
312
From Values to Value 322
322
The Advantages of Power Sharing 334
334

The Customercentred Approach 56
56
The Power of Instinct 66
66
Family Matters 76
76
3 THE MOTIVATORS 78
78
Motivate Success 88
88
Talking the Talk 98
98
Good Citizens 108
108
People Power 120
120
Leading the Team 130
130
The Diversity Dividend 142
142
4 THE ORGANIZERS 144
144
The Anatomy of Companies 154
154
Towards a Collaborative Future 164
164
The Oversight of the Board 176
176
Taking Time Out 186
186
5 THE STRATEGISTS 188
188
Strategies for Success 200
200
Route to the Top 212
212
The First 100 Days 226
226
The Power of Persuasion 238
238
Passing on the Torch 250
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6 THE REBUILDERS 252
252
Giving a Little Back 342
342
8 THE VISIONARIES 344
344
The Vision Thing 354
354
Deciding Factors 366
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Turning the Company Green 376
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Focusing on the Future 386
386
Executive Education 396
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9 THE CONTROVERSIALISTS 398
398
The Art of Confidence 408
408
Polished Public Relations 418
418
Older and Wiser? 428
428
10 THE GLOBALISTS 430
430
Global Opportunities 440
440
Indian Leaders 450
450
The China Generation 460
460
Brazils New Bosses 470
470
Tigers of the Far East 478
478
Ones to Watch 488
488
Index 492
492
Acknowledgements 510
510
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