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INTRODUCTION
 
What’s it really like to be a CEO today?

icon The Real Lives of CEOs

PART I: FACING UP TO THE FACTS OF LIFE

What global trends really matter today?

CEOs told us there are 5 realities shaping the world that you will have to understand to be successful in the coming years:

icon Profiting from Hard Globalization
icon Decoding Sustainability
icon Surfing the Third Wave of the Web
icon Coping with the capital crunch
icon Waging the First World War for Talent

PART II: LEADING AT THE TOP TODAY

How do the best CEOs in the world lead today?

We found that great CEOs around the world tend to lead their businesses in one of 5 ways.  We profile a leader of each type: their upbringing, what motivates them, and how they actually lead their business. We then look more generally at how CEOs of each type typically measure success, the situations and industries in which they generally perform best, and their relative strengths and weaknesses. 

icon Commercial Executors (Terry Leahy, Tesco)
icon Financial Value Drivers (Mick Davis, Xstrata)
icon Corporate Entrepreneurs (Martin Sorrell, WPP)
icon Corporate Ambassadors (John Browne, BP)
icon Global Missionaries (Ben Verwaayen, BT)

PART III: LEADING INTO THE FUTURE

What should CEOs do differently in the future?

Reflecting on what we learnt from CEOs about the facts of life, how great CEOs lead to today and CEOs’ own views on what will need to change in the future, in Part III we give some advice on how to lead more effectively in the future.

icon Ditching Command and Control
icon Preparing to Lead – the new CEO apprenticeship
icon Heeding the CEO Health Warning

 

Extracted from The Secrets of CEOs, © Steve Tappin and Andy Cave, 2008

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