CEO Material: How to Be a Leader in Any Organization: How to Be a Leader in Any Organization

Hardcover | May 1, 2009

byD. A. Benton

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Sooner or later that plum position is going tobecome vacant at your workplace. You knowyou’ll want it, but can you get it? Ask yourself:What’s my track record? Am I smart enoughin the right areas? Do people like workingwith me? Do they respect me? Would theyfollow me if I were in charge?

Am I CEO material?

Any aspiring ladder-climber should be able toanswer these questions—because, without adoubt, the competition thinks it can.

In CEO Material, D. A. Benton shows youhow to become highly visible and absolutelyindispensable to your organization. You’lllearn how to project confidence, even whensomething hasn’t gone your way. You’ll recognizethe value of being a generalist, able tocomprehend every facet of your business’sstructure and function. You’ll find out how tokeep learning and growing so that you neverfeel stuck, much less appear so to decisionmakers. And most importantly, you’ll masterfour C’s that no true leader can be without:

  • Confidence
  • Constant Communication
  • Craftsmanship
  • Coworker Collaboration

    Inside, you’ll find a lifetime of top-levelprofessional development advice that canmake the difference. “CEO Whisperer” D. A.Benton is your guide to doing what mustbe done in order to make significant movesup the ladder. It’s not just about showing up;it’s about having integrity, taking charge,accepting challenges, and making an ally outof everyone you work with.

    Conduct yourself like a CEO and you’ll befirst in line for each new promotion in yourfield. Transform yourself from an averageemployee to an indispensable corporateplayer with the help of CEO Material.

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Sooner or later that plum position is going tobecome vacant at your workplace. You knowyou’ll want it, but can you get it? Ask yourself:What’s my track record? Am I smart enoughin the right areas? Do people like workingwith me? Do they respect me? Would theyfollow me if I were in charge?Am I CEO material?Any aspiring ladder-climber sho...

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When you’re CEO material, everyone knows it.But it has to start with you.“Debra is the leadership Peter Drucker of the 21st Century.”—John Bianchi, CEO, Frontier Gunleather“CEO Material is a practical, engaging, and people savvyinstruction manual on how to dial up your leadership effectivenessand enhance your career.”—Jim Goldman, CEO ...

D. A. (Debra) Benton is a bestselling author, speaker, and executive coach in high demand. Her client list reads like a “Who’s Who” of success stories, from Campbell’s Soup and Dell Computer to McDonald’s and Time Warner. She has been featured in Time, BusinessWeek, Fortune, and The New York Times and has appeared ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 0.84 inPublished:May 1, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1:You have a good track record
Chapter 2:You never rely on your technical brilliance
Chapter 3:You don't know enough
Chapter 4:You have fire in your belly.
Chapter 5:You feel broadly adequate.
Chapter 6:You can be trusted.
Chapter 7:You cause people to follow you even though they don't have to.
Chapter 8:Be visible; accept the need to stand out.
Chapter 9:You Fit in.
Chapter 10:You develop others to take your job
Chapter 11:You listen more than you talk
Chapter 12:You are decisive
Chapter 13:You can take bad news well
Chapter 14:You are willing to make mistakes
Chapter 15:You manage your career and don't let others do it
Chapter 16:Have your personal life in check
Chapter 17:The Leadership Foursome- Confidence, Craftsmanship, Constant Communication, and Co-worker Collaboration