What is the CEO next door doing then?
This is quite a dense book, almost three books in one really and packed with interesting snippets and examples.
Section 1 takes you on a journey on how to master the CEO genome behaviours.
I enjoyed the research backing of the content and found the illustrations very illuminating.
Decide: Speed over precision.
Engage for Impact: Orchestrate Stakeholders to Drive Results.
Relentless Reliability: Deliver Consistently.
Adapt Boldly: Ride the Discomfort of the Unknown.
I do wish I had some of these insights as a young and fast rising manager years ago – know yourself and know that you don’t have to be expert at everything!
Section 2 is equally meaty but I found it a bit too focused on material success to be of huge value.
No doubt I would have valued all the insights when I believed that success meant rising to the top as fast as possible accompanied by as much money and status as possible. I am sure this is as much about where I am in my life but I missed the understanding of a greater holistic purpose both in an individual’s life but also in the performance of business.
Section 3 I confess did not hold me and I failed to finish the book.
If you made it to the end then do drop me a line with your thoughts!