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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Times Books; English Language edition (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805093060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805093063
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #418,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bryant, deputy national editor of the New York Times and writer of the "Corner Office" feature in the paper's Sunday Business section, offers compelling advice for the aspiring executive. With interviews with more than 75 CEOs and other top executives at companies of all sizes, he compiles insights on such questions as what does it take to lead an organization? what are the keys to achieving the highest levels of success? Business luminaries like the CEO of Disney, the COO of Qwest Communications, the CEO of Continental Airlines, a vice chairman at Wal-Mart, and the founder of Zappos speak thoughtfully about team creation, keeping the mission on target, management, employee relationships, the importance of feedback, and the creation of an efficient corporate culture. The conversational format makes these valuable lessons easy to comprehend and digest, and readers are left with a new understanding of leadership—why it's important, how these experts have worked to attain it, and how they can do the same. (Apr.)
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"Compelling advice for the aspiring executive.… The conversational format makes these valuable lessons easy to comprehend and digest, and readers are left with a new understanding of leadership--why it's important, how these experts have worked to attain it, and how they can do the same."—Publishers Weekly

"Adam Bryant’s The Corner Office is a great service – practical, well-written, chock full of insight and wisdom.  Reading this book is like joining a dinner table with some of the best leaders in America, listening in as a master conversationalist leads a spirited discussion you cannot forget.  A wonderful creation!"--Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and co-author of Built to Last

"The Corner Office is a modern management masterpiece. Adam Bryant distills and weaves together hundreds of gems from some of the most successful and intriguing executives on the planet. The result is one of the most delightful, readable, and useful business books I have read in years."--Robert Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, and bestselling author of Good Boss, Bad Boss

"This is the first and perhaps only book I would recommend to any aspiring or sitting leader for its wise and practical distillation of lessons for exemplary leadership. It is the best, most reliable GPS/road map, currently available, for successful leadership."--Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California, and author of Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

"The Corner Office is delightful, engaging, illuminating, wise, down-to-earth, and above all, fresh. Adam Bryant’s fascinating new ideas and memorable lessons will shake up the thinking of even the most jaded managers and inspire all leaders to find creative new approaches."--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author of Confidence and SuperCorp

 

"Everybody needs a mentor or two. But this book gives you more than seventy of them -- all at the top of their games, all dispensing hard-won advice on business, management, and professional satisfaction. Nearly every page of The Corner Office has a nugget of wisdom that can improve your leadership and enrich your life."--Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

 

"The Corner Office is a terrific book – thoughtful, useful, and fun to read to boot. Its lessons will help every manager understand work differently – and quickly come at it with new ideas and practices."--Suzy Welch, coauthor of the bestseller Winning (with Jack Welch) and author of the bestseller 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea


More About the Author

Adam Bryant is the "Corner Office" columnist at The New York Times. The interview series he launched in 2009 has attracted a wide and loyal following for the compelling stories and smart insights that the leaders share with him every week. He has drawn out the broader themes and lessons from his interviews into two books, "Quick and Nimble; Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation," (published January 2014), and the New York Times best-seller, "The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed." He also teaches a course on "The Practice of Leadership" at Columbia University.

Adam has held many roles at the The New York Times as a reporter and editor in the business, national and features sections. He is also a former senior writer and business editor at Newsweek magazine. He was the lead editor for the Pulitzer Prize-winning series: "Driven to Distraction," about the dangers of cellphone use behind the wheel.

Adam lives with his family in New York City.

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The book is interesting and the real cases give it a unique perspective.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Peter T. Szymonik on May 22, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Although the intent is there, the biggest problem with this book is that Mr. Bryant highlights a number of CEOs who can hardly be called role models for corporate success or ethical behavior.

Among the people Mr. Bryant interviewed for his book are CEOs of companies that are hardly success stories or to be admired on any level for their leadership qualities. CEOs whose personal comments on "leadership" and "success" do not mirror their actual real world business practices or corporate ethics in any way.

Many of these CEOs are the ones who can be blamed for the failings of corporate governance and leadership over the past decade. Ethical, strategic and operational lapses that were direct contributors and causes of this country's recent economic collapse. CEOs who should have known better and acted much better, but looked the other way, fought and ignored regulation, and personally profited from the collapse.

This book required much more research. Mr. Bryant should have included interviews with former top executives who worked for these CEOs to meaure and examine the very real differences between these CEO's self-glorifying and personal perspectives of themselves and their performance, against the reality of what they practice in the real world and have actually accomplished.
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What we have in this volume is a "buffet" of "nuggets" from about 75 interviews of mostly CEOs that Adam Bryant conducted over a period of several years, interviews featured by The New York Times in its Sunday edition. Several of those interviewed are prominent but most were not familiar, at least to me, when I first read what they had to say about what they did as well as about how and why they did it.

Bryant is wise not to present one interview after another, in alpha or chronological order. Rather, he divides the material into three parts (Succeeding, Managing, and Leading) and cherry picks from the interviews whatever is most relevant to the given topic or insight. For example, consider this extended excerpt during which he shares what he learned about "passionate curiosity," the subject of the first chapter.

"The C.E.O.'s are not necessarily the smartest people in the room, but they are the best students -- the letters could just as easily stand for `chief education officer.'

"'You learn from everybody,' said Alan R. Mulally, the chief executive of the Ford Motor Company. `I've always just wanted to learn everything, to understand anybody that I was around -- why they thought what they did, why they did what they did, what worked for them, what didn't work.'

"Why `passionate curiosity'? The phrase is more than the sum of its parts, which individually fall short in capturing the quality that sets these C.E.O.'s apart. There are plenty of people who are passionate, but many of their passions are focused on just one area. There are a lot of curious people in the world, but they can also be wallflowers.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Toedt on May 24, 2011
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"The Corner Office" draws on the CEO interviews that Bryant has been doing for two-plus years for a weekly NY Times column of the same title. But the book is NOT just a reprint of his columns. Instead, Bryant sifts, sorts, and summarizes key takeaways of what his CEO subjects have variously told him. In each of the book's three major parts, Bryant sets out the career-changing practices and attitudes he has observed, illustrating them with real-life stories, quotable quotes, and "what seems to have worked for me" pointers from his subjects. Great reading for any manager, whether or not she aspires to the corner office.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A&D on April 18, 2011
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First, the author is a New York Times Sunday business columnist, and he knows what he is talking about. He compared different businesses and their CEOs. He wanted to find out why some people succeeded better than the others - was it the way they led or was there something else that made them differ from the others?
This book evaluates the persons based on their characters and personal attributes.
The author has interviewed and observed 75 CEOs and corporate executives, including companies like Aflac, Xerox, Continental Airlines, Cisco, Intercontinental Hotels, Timberland, and Yahoo.

You will learn a lot of how these examplary CEOs operate and evaluate their employees, and how their daily decisions affect the business and other employees.

But, it's not just the business decisions that are evaluated in the office but also the facial expressions and how you dress up...
A quote of the book:
"CEOs have learned firsthand what it takes to succeed and rise to the top of an organization. From the corner office, they can watch others attempt a similar climb, and notice the qualities that set people apart. As they evaluate talent, they learn to divine why one person is more likely to succeed than another. When they bring in talent from the outside, they watch as some new hires blend in better than others. Who succeeds? Who fails? Why? It's a feedback loop that expands with every additional person they manage, creating a kind of laboratory for studying the qualities that enable people to succeed."

The book is divided in 3 parts:
part 1: Succeeding
part 2: Managing
part 3: Leading

I ordered the kindle edition, and for some reason, my kindle version did not allow me to do any serches in this book.
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