CEO Next Door
Elena Botelho and Kim Powell with Tahl Raz

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Narrated By: Bernadette Dunne

Duration: 8 hours and 51 minutes

What to expect

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The CEO Next Door by Elena Botelho and Kim Powell with Tahl Raz, read by Bernadette Dunne.

Everything you thought you knew about becoming a CEO is wrong. You must graduate from an elite college or business school. In fact, only 7 percent of the CEOs of today's companies went to a top school--and 8 percent didn't graduate from college at all. Never put a foot wrong. In fact, people who have become CEOs have on average had five to seven career setbacks on their way to the top.

Drawing on the biggest dataset of CEOs in the world -- in-depth analysis of 2,600 leaders, drawn from a database of 17,000 CEOs, as well as 13,000 hours of interviews -- The CEO Next Door is crammed full of myth-busting and counter-intuitive insights in what it really takes to get ahead. Discover the way actual CEOs of top companies think and behave, and the kind of traits to develop if you want to make your ambitions a reality and take your career right to the top.

Genre

Management: leadership & motivation, Careers guidance, Advice on careers & achieving success

Listen to a sample

What does it take to succeed at the top? Botelho and Powell offer the answer — and it’s not what you think. Whether you’re running a large organization, or simply have your eye on the corner office, this book should be your guide

Daniel Pink, bestselling author of DRIVE

The CEO Next Door is the go-to guide for every aspiring professional ... it weaves together cutting edge leadership research with practical advice and inspiring stories to create a useful and credible roadmap

Marshall Goldsmith, #1 Leadership Thinker

Debunks a host of myths about what it takes to become a CEO ... You won’t ever look at the corner office in the same way again.

Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg

Well-researched, practical and eye-opening... The CEO Next Door is like having 2,600 mentors take you under their wing

Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE and BIG POTENTIAL

The most useful and credible book on career success I’ve seen in years! ... a rare view behind the scenes on how leaders get picked for coveted roles and how they really succeed and fail. . . refreshingly candid and deeply researched