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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!


kath@kmgmanagement.com

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This is a very readable and enjoyable book. In fact one member determined it was a book she would place in the Christmas stocking of her twenty something son. Other felt it to be a book which should

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