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OVERCOME YOUR MISCONCEPTION STALLS ABOUT LEADERSHIP
am 24. März 1999
Every new CEO should read this book, in order to avoid becoming misfocused away from the task at hand. In essence, this book teaches how complacency can undermine leadership. My main quibble with the book is that you are given the sense that avoiding the 5 temptations is all that you have to do to get great results. From the perspective of creating outstanding success, I found BUILT TO LAST to be a much more helpful book on the key lessons of organizational success for CEOs. I regularly benchmark the most successful CEOs in an annual article in CHIEF EXECUTIVE Magazine (if you would like to see the articles, go to our Web site's home page and click on "CEO 100 Index"), and CEO success characteristics are much different from avoiding these temptations. A key lesson of BUILT TO LAST is that building organizational values, purposes and processes that span generations is critical. Focus on making the organization more successful in lasting way. I personally also think that CEOs have to overcome the 7 most common organizational stalls -- tradition, bureaucracy, disbelief, unattractiveness, communication, procrastination, and misconception that provide the "Leaning Tower of Complacency" that really harms organizations. You also need better management processes (you can find some examples under "management processes" at the home page of the same Web site). I do hope you will enjoy this book, and use it to help you overcome your misconceptions about the necessary elements of ledership.