Remain intellectually curious while making meaningful contributions to your organization
Competition for the top spot has never been fiercer. “Today, you have to exceed in a group of ‘exceeders,’” Benton writes.
But it’s not all about improving your job performance. You are already knowledgeable, competent, and hard-working. It’s about doing typical things in atypical ways. It’s about doing things that add organizational value—without being asked. It’s about having what your competitors don’t: The CEO Difference.
Praise for The CEO Difference
“In our competitive world, finding a way to differentiate oneself is a key to success. Benton profiles a range of tried-and-true differentiators that can make all the difference.”
—Jim Goldman, President and CEO, Godiva Chocolatier
“After reading this book, you’ll understand why D. A. Benton is ranked one of the world’s Top 10 CEO coaches. She provides a succinct, real-world summary of what it takes for senior executives to differentiate themselves in an ever more competitive world.”
—Daryl Brewster , CEO, CECP (Committee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy); former CEO, Krispy Kreme; and former President, Nabisco
“Benton does it again! A great how-to book to boost you the last little way to the top (and be loved while doing it!).”
—Reuben Mark , retired Chairman and CEO, Colgate-Palmolive Company
“Benton offers practical advice to aspiring leaders to help them authentically and effectively differentiate themselves in the workplace. A very worthy read.”
—Doug las R. Conant, Chairman, Avon Products, and former President, CEO, and Director, Campbell Soup Company
“D. A. Benton is a trusted advisor for CEOs and leaders. She coaches her clients to not only be the best leader they can be, but also on how they can best create, manage, and mentor successful individuals and teams.”
—Deanna Mulligan, President and CEO, The Guardian Life InsuranceCompany of America