You don't have to be a born leader. Your focused desire and effort can take you a long way in business--no matter who you are. Still, the path to the top isn't exactly well-defined: For every five formal qualifiers, says bestselling leadership author D.A. Benton, there are thirty disqualifiers, and they can be almost anything. You need to know both.
Benton knows both, and she's seen every step--and misstep--along the way. Compiled with the input of top organizational brass, CEO Material is a practical guide for maximizing your work life so you're always getting closer to your ideal while transforming yourself from would-be leader into will-be leader. Whether you work in a corporation or plan to start and run your own business, Benton provides the knowledge you need to reach your ultimate objective.
Which qualities executive search firms, CEOs, and Fortune 1000 Boards of Directors consider essential for higher-level promotion
How to assess and optimize your experience, skills, decision making, and leadership style
Why it pays to understand every aspect of your organization-and how to do it