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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Career Press (May 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601631537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601631534
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #785,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"From the classroom to the boardroom, Landing in the Executive Chair is required reading for anyone looking to implement effective leadership strategies. Dr. Henman mines both tried and tested theories, as well as the styles and applications of successful leaders across the spectrum. A must-have to inspire and motivate any organization."
--General Richard B. Myers, Ret., 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

"I especially liked the segment on Abraham Lincoln. His leadership and commitment to a cause kept his

Cabinet together. The mark of a good leader in the executive chair is the person who can so train his followers that they say to themselves, 'We don't need him--we can do it ourselves.'"
--Captain James Lovell, Commander, Apollo 13

"The book provides a comprehensive framework of 'must do's' for new CEOs and serves as an important reminder of key tasks for CEOs who have been on the job a while."
--Greg Kozicz, PhD, president & CEO, Alberici Constructors, Inc.

"As a new CEO, I found effective leadership of my board to be a difficult challenge. With the help of Linda's insight and leadership, I am now able to leverage their collective experience and wisdom to improve the quality of my decisions and execution."
--John Stroup, CEO, Belden

About the Author

Linda Henman, PhD, is a coach, consultant, speaker, and author. For more than 30 years, she has helped Fortune 500 Companies, military organizations, and small businesses define their direction and select the best people to put their strategies in motion. Linda holds a PhD in organizational systems, two MAS degrees in both interpersonal communication and organization development, and a BS in communication. A member of the National Speakers' Association, The National Association of Corporate Directors, and Air Force Association, Linda works with executives and boards of directors to help them set strategies, plan succession, and develop talent. She is the author of The Magnetic Boss and founder and president of Henman Performance Group in St. Louis, Missouri.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim Estill on May 12, 2011
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Early in the book she talks about self awareness and how that is a critical factor to CEO success. I strongly believe that and have worked very hard on that in my life. She says "...direct ties between self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, social skill - and business results."

Henman includes in her book many of the popular studies that have been used in leadership books. I particularly the like the grid on competitive advantage where good strategy intersects with good tactics.

Henman's top qualities of a great CEO:

1 - Strategy. I always loved this part of the job and was fairly good at it.

2 - Decisions. She says "when CEO's consistently make good decisions, little else matters". So good decisions are like good habits - they create success. Judging decisions is always easy in hindsight.

3 - Hiring. Of course surround yourself with good people. I was always fortunate to have some of the best around me.

4 - Excellence. High focus on good executions of plans and strategies. For me, this tied in a lot with point 3. I had good people to implement.

5 - Results Orientation.

The final chapter is "Ten Lessons for Leading During Crisis". That chapter alone makes the book worth saving.

Good read - well written.
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By TomC on April 18, 2012
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This book is just outstanding...packed with practical leadership tips and strategies. There is too much information in this book to internalize everything in just one read. Great examples to drive the key points home in all areas of leadership.
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As a leader of my organization, who has found himself "Landing in the Executive Chair," I was faced with great many challenges I needed to overcome. I only wish that I had this book when I first started my business.

The good news is that I now have this book as a great resource on my desk and I know it will help take my organization to higher new levels.

Linda has done a brilliant job in putting together this remarkable treasure, which is loaded with great wisdom and pragmatic how-to techniques.

I love this book and if you are (or plan to be) in any kind of a leadership role, so would you!
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Effective leadership is a characteristic that is difficult to define yet easy to recognize. You have to be tough, sympathetic, arrogant, humble, thoughtful, careful, willing to take risks, be ready to fail and willing to give credit to underlings. What makes it even harder is that the successful leader often has to exhibit some of these contradictory traits at the same time and to understand when the timing is right.
Henman puts forward explanations for why these traits are essential for the leader to be successful and why even the occasional lack can doom the quest for leadership excellence. These explanations are often put forward using examples of success or failures based on either the use or neglect of sound principals.
Being successful as an executive requires you to have a level of courage unlike any other, for you must be brave enough to be humble and listen to others and be willing to acknowledge your errors. That is a hard thing for many people to do; they feel that any sign of "weakness" will destroy their credibility. Dealing with this issue is the most powerful message in this book, the American economy would be well served if every executive in the country were to read this book and follow that specific point of advice. Stubbornness and persistence is a valuable trait in sporting events, but in the business world an unwillingness to concede a defeat or mistake and move on can be a negative game changer.
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