How to Think Like a CEO

The 22 Vital Traits You Need to Be the Person at the Top
By D. A. Benton (Electronic Book, 1999)
A "New York Times" Bestseller

An Alternate Selection of Money(tm) Book Club

The "good old days" are dead. And that's good news for you. Once the coveted position of CEO -- chief executive officer -- was the unreachable pinnacle reserved for the lucky few born with a silver spoon in their mouths, the privileged group who went to the right schools with the right people. But on today's level playing field, corporate chiefs get there on their merits. At last, you can understand the qualities that CEOs have -- and how to make them your own as you make your own way to the top.

Drawing on in-depth interviews with hundreds of the nation's top executives, D. A. Benton explains the 22 vital traits that make a CEO -- the leader responsible for making decisions, guiding teams, selling ideas, managing crises, and conquering the mountains before them. You'll penetrate the mystery of why some people make it to the top and some don't, when they're all equally good at their jobs. You'll learn how to avoid getting fired and how to get promoted more quickly, how to enjoy the quality of life you want and deserve, and -- if you decide you want to be the Big Boss--how to have the right character traits to get there.

These are some of the traits that make a CEO. Are you ready to make them yours?

You're gutsy and a little wild -- yet modest and in control.You're competitive and tenacious -- yet flexible and generous.You're willing to admit mistakes -- yet unapologetic.You'r

A "New York Times" Bestseller

An Alternate Selection of Money(tm) Book Club

The "good old days" are dead. And that's good news for you. Once the coveted position of CEO -- chief executive officer -- was the unreachable pinnacle reserved for the lucky few born with a silver spoon in their mouths, the privileged group who went to the right schools with the right people. But on today's level playing field, corporate chiefs get there on their merits. At last, you can understand the qualities that CEOs have -- and how to make them your own as you make your own way to the top.

Drawing on in-depth interviews with hundreds of the nation's top executives, D. A. Benton explains the 22 vital traits that make a CEO -- the leader responsible for making decisions, guiding teams, selling ideas, managing crises, and conquering the mountains before them. You'll penetrate the mystery of why some people make it to the top and some don't, when they're all equally good at their jobs. You'll learn how to avoid getting fired and how to get promoted more quickly, how to enjoy the quality of life you want and deserve, and -- if you decide you want to be the Big Boss--how to have the right character traits to get there.

These are some of the traits that make a CEO. Are you ready to make them yours?

You're gutsy and a little wild -- yet modest and in control.You're competitive and tenacious -- yet flexible and generous.You're willing to admit mistakes -- yet unapologetic.You'r

Product Details

How to Think Like a CEO
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780446920032
  • On Sale Date: 08/04/1999
How to Think Like a CEO