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 seventy 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 extraordinary interviews, they shared memorable stories and eye-opening
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
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