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In search of CEO excellence

The theme of this book follows in the genre of several books like the Lessons of Excellence by Tom Peters and Bob Waterman - both also, coincidentally, McKinsey consultants

CEO Excellence

CEO Excellence:The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest; Author: Caroline Dewar, Scott Keller, Vikram Malhotra; Publisher: Nicholas Brealey (Hachette); Pages: 384; Price: Rs 799

R Gopalakrishnan
Authored by three experienced McKinsey consultants, this book can rightfully boast of the solid conceptual framework, intellect, and rigour that the firm is fabled for. According to the authors, based on their research interviews with 67 CEOs, there are six mindsets for CEO excellence—Direction Setting, Organisational Alignment, Mobilising Leaders, Board Engagement, Stakeholder Connection and Personal Effectiveness.

Each mindset is exemplified by three supporting practices. Thus the reader will find 18 practices that characterise the six mindsets of the excellent CEO. Six mindsets and 18 practices — that is what the book is all about. They have also included CEO

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First Published: May 25 2022 | 12:36 AM IST

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