What sets successful CEOs apart: the four essential behaviors that help them win the top job and thrive once they get it

What sets successful CEOs apart: the four essential behaviors that help them win the top job and thrive once they get it

Author: 
Botelho, Elena Lytkina
Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
Date published: 
2017
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Responsibility: 
Kincaid, Stephen, jt. author
Wang, Dina, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Harvard Business Review
Source: 
Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 3, May-June 2017, pp. 70-77
Abstract: 

The article notes that a quarter of chief executive officers who left their companies between 2000 to 2013 were forced out, and a primary reason is that a fundamental disconnect exists between what boards of directors believe creates a successful CEO and what in reality leads to optimum performance. Four behaviors are identified that are key to effective leadership: making decisions with both conviction and speed; engaging for impact and aligning others around value-creation goals; adapting proactively by leveraging long-term thinking; and delivering results reliably. Other factors that drive effectiveness are planning and organization skills, assembling strong teams rapidly, and utilizing multiple channels for evaluating performance.

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CITATION: Botelho, Elena Lytkina. What sets successful CEOs apart: the four essential behaviors that help them win the top job and thrive once they get it . : Harvard Business School Press , 2017. Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 3, May-June 2017, pp. 70-77 - Available at: http://library.au.int/what-sets-successful-ceos-apart-four-essential-behaviors-help-them-win-top-job-and-thrive-once-they