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Publisher Description

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 insights.

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 future success.

Business & Personal Finance
April 12
Henry Holt and Co.

Customer Reviews

College Reader ,

The Corner Office

I was pretty disappointed by this book. I thought there would be a lot more interesting insight as opposed to a series of cliches given by relatively unpopular CEO's.

Glacier knowledge ,

The Corner Office

I highly recommend this book. The book is full of leadership stories that challenge, inspire, and help you examine yourself as a leader.
As a weekly reader of the Corner Office in the Sunday NYT it is a great compilation of interviews. Read this book and you will understand yourself better as a leader.

RPCilia ,

Great book!

No B.S. And interesting insights. Very readable! Lots of different points of views from CEOs...

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