CEO School

Insights from 20 Global Business Leaders

Authors: Shekshnia, Stanislav, Kravchenko, Kirill, Williams, Elin

  • Includes insights by business superstars, and leaders of household-name organisations with a global reach
  • Isolates the key personality traits, education, experience, skills, roles and “style” required to reach the top in business
  • Written in a friendly, accessible, non-academic style for a non-specialist audience
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About this book

This book focuses on what makes a successful CEO and the paths to becoming one in today’s global economy. Chapters in the book include insights by 20 top CEOs – one from each G20 country – gathered from an extensive global qualitative research project. Through seven easy-to-digest “master classes” that demystify the role of the 21st century CEO, the authors present their findings in an accessible, conversational style that serves as a step-by-step guide for those who aspire to become CEOs, and develop essential character traits, experience, and skills required of the role.

About the authors

Stanislav Shekshnia is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at INSEAD and a senior partner at Ward Howell International. He provides advice and coaching to senior executives, holds several board memberships, and was previously CEO of Alfa-Telecom and Millicom International Cellular. This is his ninth book. Professor Shekshnia was educated at Moscow State University (master’s and PhD) and Northeastern University (MBA).
Kirill Kravchenko is Deputy CEO for Organizational Affairs of Gazprom Neft. For eight years, until March 2017, he was CEO of Serbian multinational oil company, NIS, where he remains on the board of directors. He previously worked as a consultant, and for YUKOS and Schlumberger in Europe and Latin America. He has a degree in sociology (Moscow State University) and PhD in economics (Russian University of Chemical Technology).
Elin Williams is a freelance writer specialising in business, careers and higher education. She holds a BA and doctorate from the University of Oxford and is a qualified teacher.


Reviews

“CEO School is the kind of concise, focused look at what works, and what doesn’t, that busy leaders will appreciate. Invaluable lessons from those who’ve lived it.” (General Stanley McCrystal, former Commander, US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams)

“Reading through the book made me feel: I’ve been there, I have done that, but I wish I had read this book before.” (Arzu Aslan, CEO of Tat Food, Turkey)

“This thought-provoking book challenges some fundamental assumptions about what makes business leaders effective. Fascinating read!” (Marshall Goldsmith – Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Triggers)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Class 1: Introduction—Getting Ready for School

    Shekshnia, Stanislav (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Class 2: Personality—The Three Essential Traits of the CEO

    Shekshnia, Stanislav (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • Class 3: Education—Three Academic Proverbs for Future CEOs

    Shekshnia, Stanislav (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Class 4: Experience—Three Dilemmas for Would-Be CEOs

    Shekshnia, Stanislav (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Class 5: Meta-Skills—a C, E and O Taxonomy

    Shekshnia, Stanislav (et al.)

    Pages 53-79

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7865-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7864-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
CEO School
Book Subtitle
Insights from 20 Global Business Leaders
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7865-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7865-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-7864-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 154
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics