I was fortunate enough to be interviewed for this book- I was curious how much useful advice would be offered. The final book is full of tidbits, advice and insights from leaders who have succeeded even when going through failures. From how to manage your career, to the key attributes for success to most importantly- how it feels to be "the leader" of an organization or effort- The CEO Next Door delivers page after page. I see myself (an experienced CEO) using this book as an ongoing reference for the elements to continue to focus on and refine.
I'll also be using this book as a gift to mentees and other younger folks looking for a concise guide to rising through the ranks of whatever career path they are pursuing. The research underlying the book is the big difference here-- the data allows certain myths to be corrected (you don't have to be an Ivy League graduate) and core priorities to be set (make decisions, make them quickly, and move along).
This book is a real contribution to the arena of leadership-- for those in business, NGOs and beyond.