CEO Excellence

by Mike Hunter

Being a CEO at any of the world’s largest companies is among the most challenging roles in business. Billions, and even trillions, are at stake — and the fates of tens of thousands of employees often hang in the balance. Yet, even when “can’t miss” high-achievers win the top job, very few excel. Thirty percent of Fortune 500 CEOs last fewer than three years, and two out of five new CEOs are perceived to be failing within eighteen months. To identify the 21st century’s best CEOs, the authors of CEO Excellence started with a pool of more than 2,400 public company CEOs. Extensive screening distilled that group into an elite corps, 67 of whom agreed to in-depth, multi-hour interviews. Among those sharing their views: Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Kazuo Hirai (Sony), Ken Chenault (American Express), Mary Barra (GM) and Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Nestlé).

CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest
Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller and Vikram Malhotra
Available 3/15/2022
384 pages

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