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CEO Material: How to Be a Leader in Any Organization Hardcover – May 1, 2009
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“Debra is the leadership Peter Drucker of the 21st Century.”
―John Bianchi, CEO, Frontier Gunleather
“CEO Material is a practical, engaging, and people savvy instruction manual on how to dial up your leadership effectiveness and enhance your career.”
―Jim Goldman, CEO and president, Godiva Chocolatier
“Whether you are already part way up the organizational ladder or just on the first rung, if you only have time to read one book this year … this one is a must!”
―Gordon Peters, founding chairman, CEO, The Institute for Management Studies
“A great book for pausing, taking stock and asking: Am I developing all the qualities of character that will allow me to lead and achieve great things?”
―Rick O’Donnell, CEO and president, Acton Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence
“One effective way to learn how to become a CEO is to spend years learning from the best. But, if you don’t have that much time, you can simply read CEO Material.”
―Rulon F. Stacey, Ph.D., president and CEO, Poudre Valley Health System, and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Winner
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Debra is the premier world class executive coach and educator who has created a monumental and real basis to judge CEOs. Her trademark extensive research and intensive fact finding interviews with CEOs and others, insight, and clear and easy to understand writing has made a masterpiece that out does her own previous work.
In my opinion, we are all CEOs of our own lives, therefore CEOs of our work and career. This book helps us regardless of where we stand in the corporate organization charts. It shows us the way up in clear and concise steps. This book empowers us to understand what it is to be a CEO and how to lead at any level of the organization.
You do not have to be a CEO to benefit from this book. This book is written for all of us who are working.
In view of all the negative images of CEOs broadcast in media in 2008-2009, this is a timely and productive insight to tell us what is right and what is not right. It helps CEOs understand and implement highest levels of integrity and profitability as two interdependent processes and procedures.
In fact, the entire media is telling us what a CEO and leadership at any level of organization is not supposed to be. This book single-handedly tells us how to be an outstanding CEO, and more importantly, how to lead. As a senior management consultant in Silicon Valley, CA I found the material in this book to be the authoritative confidence builder that many CEOs, leaders, management, and workers have been looking for to find better success in the work place.
I have made Debra's other books suggested reading for years. This book is the best one yet, and I will be getting a copy for each of my management team. No longer suggested, this will be required reading.
While it will take me years to master, I recommend this book for anyone who is looking to succeed as a leader in business or any other setting. In college and graduate school I was a member of and ran a number of organizations. While reading this book, I recognized a number of the principles discussed from my own experiences. In retrospect, I realize how I could have done things differently and better by incorporating many of her other ideas. This book is a great resource containing a wealth of knowledge for anyone who is looking to improve their leadership skills.
As an interesting side note, on a few occasions I have had the pleasure of talking on the phone with Debra Benton. It is clear that she lives the ideas and practices that she writes. After reading her book, I have noticed so do many of the successful people I respect.
Debra Benton has done it again! "CEO Material: How to Be a Leader in Any Organization" provides a wealth of valuable insights that will help any person in any business role improve their professional reputation and leadership skills.
"CEO Material" is well organized and each chapter includes helpful hints, key messages and lots of CEO quotes from many industries and points of view. Debra delivers insightful and down-to-earth advice that has helped me better understand how people really consider, evaluate and rate the potential of their business associates.
Debra's writing style is direct, personal, and easy to read. Once I started the first chapter I just couldn't put the book down! I've marked SO MANY pages for future reference that I know this will be a book I keep on my desktop to ensure I focus on what is really important in my day-to-day business activities.
I strongly recommend this book for both new and seasoned professionals. This is a must-have book for business people seeking to improve their leadership effectiveness and for pro-actively driving their career toward CEO. Thanks Debra for creating and sharing this practical leadership guide.
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It is such a great book about how to be a successful leader! The materials in this book were not taught in my Executive MBA program at all.Published 22 months ago by Sam
Debra Benton has culled some of the smartest insights from top CEOs. This is an outstanding book for anyone who wants to understand the thinking of those who have made it to the... Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by Robert S. Berkowitz
Anyone who wishes to become a CEO someday or is currently a CEO of his/her company (startups or small business) will find the book beneficial and should be a part of his/her... Read morePublished on January 22, 2012 by M. D. Apodaca
Great book. Not groundbreaking but worth reading and following. Puts everything in perspective. Useful for everyone at any level in organization aiming for top.Published on January 7, 2012 by Lonecrusader