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"Profitability is the Key to Value. If You've Got it, Flaunt It. If You Don't Have It, Get It (business strategy). If You Can't Get It, Get Out (capital strategy)."

--- Bill Fruhan, Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School, author of: Financial Strategy: Studies in the Creation, Transfer, and Destruction of Shareholder Value.

(Source: Booz Allen Hamilton;



(Apple), Gil Amelio and William L. Simon (1998). On the Firing Line: My 500 Days at Apple. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 298 p.). Amelio, Gil; Apple Computer, Inc.--Management; Executives--United States--Biography; Computer industry--United States--Management--Case studies. 

(ASK Computer), Sandra L. Kurtzig with Tom Parker (1991). CEO: Building a $400 Million Company from the Ground Up. (New York, NY: Norton, 303 p.). Kurtzig, Sandra L.; Women executives--United States--Biography; Computer industry--United States--History.

(Avis), Robert Townsend (1970). Up the Organization (How To Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits). (New York, NY: Knopf, 202 p.). CEO of Avis-Rent-A-Car (1962-1965). Management. 

(Avis), Robert Townsend (1984). Further Up the Organization/How Groups of People Working Together for a Common Purpose Ought to Conduct Themselves for Fun and Profit. (New York, NY: Knopf, 254 p.). CEO of Avis-Rent-A-Car (1962-1965). Management; Organization. 

(Avon Products), Sonny Kleinfield (1986). Staying at the Top: The Life of a CEO. (New York, NY: New American Library, 298 p.). Waldron, Hicks; Avon Products, inc.; Directors of corporations--United States--Biography; Chief executive officers--United States--Biography.

(Bell & Howell), William J. White (2005). From Day One: Success Secrets for Starting Your Career. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 240 p.). Professor at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (Northwestern University); Former CEO, Bell & Howell. Career development; Vocational guidance; Success in business. Key skills that lead to success; find your passion and your mentor.

(British Leyland), Michael Edwardes (1983). Back from the Brink: An Apocalyptic Experience. (London, UK: Collins, 301 p.). Chairman of BL. Edwardes, Michael, 1930- ; BL Public Limited Company; Automobile industry and trade--Great Britain--Management; Automobile industry and trade--Government policy--Great Britain. Five years as chairman of BL (1977-1982).

(Chrysler), Walter P. Chrysler in collaboration with Boyden Sparkes (1950). Life of an American Workman. (New York, NY: Dodd, Mead, 219 p.). Chrysler, Walter Percy, 1875-1940; Industrialists--United States--Biography; Automobile industry and trade--United States--History.

(Chrysler), Lee A. Iacocca with William Novak (1984). Iacocca: An Autobiography. (New York, NY: Bantam Books, 352 p.). Former Chairman, Chrysler Corp. of America. Iacocca, Lee A.; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Biography; Businesspeople--United States--Biography.

(Chrysler), Lee A. Iacocca with Sonny Kleinfield (1988). Talking Straight. (New York, NY: Bantam, 324 p.). Former Chairman, Chrysler Corp. of America. Iacocca, Lee A.--Philosophy; Businesspeople--United States--Biography.

(Citibank), George S. Moore (1986). The Banker's Life. (New York, NY: Norton, 328 p.). Retired Chairman, Citibank. Moore, George S. (George Stevens), 1905-2000; Bankers--New York (State)--New York--Biography.

(Citibank), Walter B. Wriston (1986). Risk & Other Four-Letter Words. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 243 p.). Money; Banks and banking; International economic relations; Risk; United States--Economic policy.

(Coca-Cola), Donald R. Keough (2008). The Ten Commandments for Business Failure. (New York, NY: Portfolio, 208 p.). Former President, COO at Coca-Cola; chairman of Allen & Company. Business failures. Responsible for New Coke fiasco; how companies get into trouble, believe in infallibility; "how-not-to" book; commandments: Quit Taking Risks; Be Inflexible; Assume Infallibility; Put All Your Faith in Experts; Send Mixed Messages; and Be Afraid of the Future; "anyone who follows my formula will be a highly successful loser." 

(Daewoo Group)  Woo-Choong Kim (1992). Every Street Is Paved With Gold. (New York, NY: Morrow, 254 p.). Founder and CEO of Daewoo. Daewoo Group, Industrial Management, Success in Business.

(The Equitable Companies, Inc.) Richard H. Jenrette (1997). The Contrarian Manager. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 174 p.). Former Chairman and CEO of The Equitable Companies, Inc. Management; Success in business.  

(John Fairfax Holdings Limited), Fred Hilmer and Barbara Drury (2007). The Fairfax Experience: What the Management Texts Didn’t Teach Me. (Milton, Qld, AU: Wiley, 188 p.). Former CEO of Fairfax from 1998 to 2005, Former Dean and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). Hilmer, Frederick G.; John Fairfax and Sons--Management; Newspaper publishing--Australia--Management; Organizational change--Management. Restored health of flagging newspaper, publishing empire, built digital platform; mistakes and what he learned from them, negatives of change management, how he made tough decisions while coping with fall out; how theory can fall short in industry dominated by strong personalities, family empires, legislative reform, media spotlight.

(Ford), Henry Ford ; in collaboration with Samuel Crowther (1926). My Life and Work. (Garden City, NY: Garden City Pub. Co., 289 p.). Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.; Businessmen--United States--Biography.

(Ford), Henry Ford in collaboration with Samuel Crowther (1988). Today and Tomorrow. (Cambridge, MA: Productivity Press, 286 p. (Reprint 1926 ed.)). Ford Motor Company; Industrial management.

(GM), Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., in collaboration with Boyden Sparkes (1970). Adventures of a White-Collar Man. (Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 208 p. (Reprint 1941 ed.)). General Motors Corporation.

(GM), Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Edited by John McDonald, with Catharine Stevens; with a new introduction by Peter F. Drucker (1990). My Years at General Motors. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 472 p. [orig. pub. 1964]). Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966; General Motors Corporation--Management--History; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Management--Case studies; Industrial management--United States--Case studies. 

(Hercules), Al Giacco (2003). Maverick Management: Strategies for Success. (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 291 p.). Former CEO, Hercules. Giacco, Alexander F.; Hercules Incorporated; Chief executive officers--United States--Biography; Industrial management--United States.  

(Honeywell), Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan ; with Charles Burck (2002). Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done. (New York, NY: Crown Business, p.). CEO (Honeywell); Former CEO (Allied Signal), Former Vice Chairman (General Electric). Management; Performance; Achievement motivation. 

(Honeywell), Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan with Charles Burck (2004). Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters To Get Things Right. (New York, NY: Crown, 264 p.). Former CEO, Honeywell; Former CEO, Allied Signal. Organizational change; Success in business; Realism. 

(IBM), Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. (2002). Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround. (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 372 p. p). Chairman, CEO of IBM (April 1993 - March 2002). International Business Machines Corporation--Management; International Business Machines Corporation--History; Computer industry--United States--History; Electronic office machines industry--United States--History; Corporate turnarounds--United States--Case studies. IBM's competitive, cultural transformation; only company to been at pinnacle of an industry, fallen to near collapse, returned to set agenda.

(Lockheed Martin), Norman R. Augustine (1998). Augustine's Travels: A World-Class Leader Looks at Life, Business, and What It Takes To Succeed at Both. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 262 p.). Chairman, CEO, Lockheed Martin. Management; Leadership; Chief executive officers; Success in business.

(Marshall Industries), Robert Rodin with Curtis Hartman (1999). Free, Perfect, and Now: Connecting to the Three Insatiable Customer Demands: A CEO's True Story. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 254 p.). CEO, Marshall Industries. Customer services--United States; Consumer satisfaction--United States; Customer relations--United States.

(Medicare-Glaser), Harlan Steinbaum (2011). Tough Calls From the Corner Office. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 271 p.). Former Chairman and CEO of Medicare-Glaser (one of largest retail pharmacy chains in the United States, Former Chairman of Express Scripts, Inc. (leading pharmacy benefit management company ranked number 135 on the Fortune 500). Decision making; Leadership. Steinbaum, partners reacquired retail drug chain; personal impact of business decision ("tough call") dramatically changed his life; personal stories from top business executives - most important business decision they made during their business careers.

(Parenting Magazine), Robin Wolaner (2005). Naked in the Boardroom: A CEO Bares Her Secrets So You Can Transform Your Career. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 207 p.). Founder Parenting Magazine. Women executives--United States; Women chief executive officers--Training of--United States; Women executives--Training of--United States; Industrial management--Vocational guidance--United States; Career development--United States. 

(Procter & Gamble), A.G. Lafley & Ram Charan (2008). The Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation. (New York, NY: Crown Business, 336 p.). chairman and CEO of P&G;. Procter & Gamble Company; Leadership; Management; Creative ability in business; Organizational effectiveness; Corporations -- Growth. Procter & Gamble has tripled profits; significantly improved organic revenue growth, cash flow, operating margins, averaged earnings per share growth of 12%, integrated innovation, created new customers, new markets;  how P&G, companies such as Honeywell, Nokia, LEGO, GE, HP, DuPont have become game-changers. 

(Southwest Airlines)  Howard D. Putnam with Gene Busnar (1991). The Winds of Turbulence: A CEO's Reflections on Surviving and Thriving on the Cutting Edge of Corporate Crisis. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 227 p.). Former CEO,  Southwest Airlines. Putnam, Howard D., 1937- ; United Air Lines, inc.--Management; Braniff Airways--Management; Southwest Airlines Co.--Management; Airlines--United States--Management; Chief executive officers--United States.

(Succession), Richard F. Vancil; foreword by Alonzo L. McDonald (1987). Passing the Baton: Managing the Process of CEO Succession. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 318 p.). Executive succession--United States; Directors of corporations--United States; Industrial management--United States.

(Succession), Jeffrey Sonnenfeld (1988). The Hero's Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 324 p.). Chief executive officers--Retirement--United States; Executive succession--United States.

(Succession), Dennis C. Carey, Dayton Ogden; with Judith A. Roland (2000). CEO Succession: A Window on How Boards Can Get It Right When Choosing a New Chief Executive. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 205 p.). Executive succession--United States; Directors of corporations--United States; Industrial management--United States.

(Succession), Joseph L. Bower (2007). The CEO Within: Why Inside Outsiders Are the Key to Succession Planning. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 272 p.). Professor of Business Administration, Chair of the Corporate Leader program at Harvard Business School. Executive succession--United States; Directors of corporations--United States; Industrial management--United States. Inside-outsiders: leaders who view role through lens of someone who just bought  company, unencumbered by cognitive, emotional baggage that comes from long tenure in organization, distinguishing attributes; how to recruit, nurture, promote this special type of leader.

(Sylvania), Don G. Mitchell (1970). Top Man; Reflections of a Chief Executive. (New York, NY: American Management Association, 192 p.). Industrial management.

(Tenneco) Dana G. Mead with Thomas C. Hayes (2000). High Standards, Hard Choices: A CEO's Journey of Courage, Risk and Change. (New York, NY: Wiley, 231 p.). Executives; Chief executive officers; Leadership; Competition, International.

(Tires Plus Stores) Tom Gegax (1999). Winning in the Game of Life : Self Coaching Secrets for Success. (New York, NY: Harmony Books. Self-Actualization, Success. Co-founder of $160 million (1998) tire chain (150 stores in mid-west).

(Toro), Ken Melrose; foreword by Stephen R. Covey (1995). Making the Grass Greener on Your Side: A CEO's Journey to Leading by Serving. (San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 239 p.). CEO (Toro Company). Chief executive officers; Leadership; Industrial management. 

(UAL)  Gerald Greenwald; with Charles Madigan (2001). Lessons from the Heart of American Business: A Roadmap for Managers in the 21st Century. (New York, NY: Warner Books. Retired Chairman and CEO UAL Corporation. Management--United States. 

(Virgin Atlantic), Richard Branson (1998). Losing My Virginity: The Autobiography. (London, UK: Virgin Pub., 488 p.). Founder, Virgin Atlantic Airways. Branson, Richard; Virgin Group; Businesspeople--Great Britain--Biography; Airlines; Music trade.

(Wendy's), Dave Thomas with Ron Beyma (1994). Dave Says-- Well Done!: The Common Guy's Guide to Everyday Success. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Pub. House, 224 p.). Founder, Wendy's International. Thomas, R. David, 1932- ; Success; Success in business.

(YPO), Pat McNees (2000). YPO: The First Fifty Years. (Wilmington, OH: Orange Frazer Press, 209 p.). Young Presidents' Organization (U.S.)--History; Executives--United States--Societies, etc.--History.

Hugh Aaron (1993). Business not as Usual: How To Win Managing a Company through Hard and Easy Times. (Cushing, ME: Stones Point Press, 238 p.). Former CEO (plastics materials business). Aaron, Hugh; Industrial management--Case studies; Chief executive officers--United States--Biography; Businesspeople--United States--Biography. 

Jose Luis Alvarez, Silviya Svejenova (2005). Sharing Executive Power: Roles and Relationships at the Top. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 290 p.). Professor of General Management (Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid); Assistant Professor of Strategy (ESADE Business School in Barcelona). Corporate governance; Chief executive officers; Directors of corporations; Decision making; Leadership. Leadership phenomenon of shared leadership; rules, politics and trust.

Isadore Barmash (1978). The Chief Executives. (Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 255 p.). Executives--United States.

Adam Bryant (2011). The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How To Lead and Succeed. (New York, NY: Times Books, 272 p.). Deputy National Editor (New York Times). Leadership; Executive ability; Management; Chief executive officers. More than 70 CEOs tell how they do their jobs, most important lessons they learned as they rose through ranks (Steve Ballmer, Microsoft); Carol Bartz, Yahoo; Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks; Alan Mulally, Ford); 5 essential personality traits, qualities that CEOs value most, separate rising stars from colleagues; art of leadership, how executives at top get most out of others.

Chester Burger; foreword by John D. deButts (1978). The Chief Executive: Realities of Corporate Leadership. (Boston, MA: CBI, 208 p.). Executives--United States.

Christopher Byron (2004). Testosterone Inc : Tales of CEOs Gone Wild. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 416 p.). Business Columnist (New York Post). Welch, Jack, 1935- ; General Electric Company--Management; Chief executive officers--United States--Case studies. 

Ed. G. William Dauphinais and Colin Price (1998). Straight from the CEO: The World's Top Business Leaders Reveal Ideas That Every Manager Can Use. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 318 p.). Executives--United States; Chief executive officers--United States; Industrial management--United States; Corporations--United States; Success in business--United States.

G. William Dauphinais, Grady Means and Colin Price (2000). Wisdom of the CEO: 29 Global Leaders Tackle Today's Most Pressing Business Challenges. (New York, NY: Wiley. Chief executive officers; Industrial management--Case studies. 

Gordon Donaldson, Jay W. Lorsch (1983). Decision Making at the Top: The Shaping of Strategic Direction. (New York, NY: BasicBooks, 208 p.). : Decision-making; Industrial management--United States.

David L. Dotlich and Peter C. Cairo (2003). Why CEOs Fail: The 11 Behaviors That Can Derail Your Climb to the Top-and How To Manage Them. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 176 p.). Former Executive Vice President (Honeywell, Groupe Bul); lPartner (CDR International). Leadership; Chief executive officers; Executive ability; Organizational effectiveness.

Osborn Elliott (1959). Men at the Top. (New York, NY: Harper, 246 p.). Executives--United States.

Juan Antonio Fernandez, Laurie Underwood (2006). China CEO: Voices of Experience from 20 International Business Leaders. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 250 p.). Professor of Management (China Europe International Business School); American Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai). Business enterprises, Foreign--Government policy--China; Investments, Foreign--China; China--Economic conditions--2000-; China--Commercial policy; China--Foreign economic relations.  Interviews with 20 top executives of China operations, eight consultants based in China.

J. Benjamin Forbes and James E. Piercy (1991). Corporate Mobility and Paths to the Top: Studies for Human Resource and Management Development Specialists. (New York, NY: Quorum Books, 208 p.). Chief executive officers--United States; Executives--United States; Career development--United States.

Leslie Gaines-Ross (2002). CEO Capital: A Guide to Building CEO Reputation and Company Success. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 266 p.). Chief Knowledge and Research Officer at Burson-Marsteller,. Chief executive officers--Conduct of life; Corporate image; Executive ability.

Jeffrey E. Garten (2001). The Mind of the CEO. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 309 p.). Dean, Yale School of Management. Executives; Leadership; Management.

Gideon Haigh (2005). Fat Cats: The Strange Cult of the CEO. (New York, NY: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 154 p.). Chief executive officers. Why we need him, why a man almost always holds the position, what the CEO's actual duties are, why he is paid so much more than the rest of the workforce.

Robert Heller (1989). The Decision Makers: The Men and the Million-Dollar Moves Behind Today's Great Corporate Success Stories. (New York, NY: Dutton, 385 p.). Businessmen--Biography; Decision making; Industrial management.

--- (1992). The Super Chiefs: Today's Most Successful Chief Executives and Their Winning Strategies for the 1990s. (New York, NY: Dutton, 406 p.). Chief executive officers.

Leo Hindery (2005). It Takes a CEO: Leading with Integrity. (New York, NY: Free Press, 208p.). Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners (private-equity firm), Former President and CEO of AT&T Broadband, TCI, YES Network. Chief executive officers--United States; Chief executive officers--United States--Professional ethics; Corporations--Corrupt practices--United States; Social responsibility of business--United States; Industrial relations--United States. How CEOs should "rescue the U.S. economy and its middle class."

Daniel J. Kadlec (1999). Masters of the Universe: Winning Strategies of America's Greatest Deal Makers. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 282 p.). Businessmen--United States--Biography.

Kimio Kase, Francisco J. SaŽez-Martinez, HernaŽn Riquelme (2005). Transformational CEOs: Leadership and Management Success in Japan. (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 196 p.). Professor of General Management (IESE Business School, Spain); Professor of Management (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain); Professor of Marketing (RMIT University, Australia). Chief executive officers--Japan; Leadership--Japan; Executive ability--Japan. Two leadership approaches: 1) the Proto-Image (PIF), 2) Profit-Arithmetic (PA) .

Kevin Kelly (2009). Top Jobs: How They Are Different and What You Need to Succeed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J: FT Press, 208 p.). CEO, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Chief executive officers; Career development; Success in business; Leadership. How to grab reins, deliver from day one; how to cope with brutally tough stakeholders; how to continually improve at everything from strategy to top-level team-building; how to keep personal life from imploding while working 24/7; inside life of top-level leader; what it takes to thrive at top; what to do in first 100 days; how to lead in global environment; how to preserve family life when working, traveling nonstop; how to prepare for life beyond corner office.

Ivor Kenny (2001). Leaders: Conversations with Irish Chief Executives. (Dublin, IR: Oak Tree Press, 367 p.). Chief executive officers--Ireland--Case studies; Leadership--Ireland--Case studies. 

Rakesh Khurana (2002). Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 320 p.). Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior (Harvard Business School). Executives--Recruiting; Chief executive officers; Executive succession. 

Lester Korn (1988). The Success Profile: A Leading Headhunter Tells You How To Get to the Top. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 287 p.). Executive ability; Executives--Recruiting; Chief executive officers--Recruiting; Success in business; Corporate culture.

Jeffrey A. Krames (2003). What the Best CEOs Know: 7 Exceptional Leaders and Their Lessons for Transforming Any Business. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 250 p.). Vice President and Publisher at McGraw-Hill. Chief executive officers--United States--Case studies; Leadership--United States--Case studies; Decision making--United States--Case studies; Management--United States--Case studies; Organizational change--United States--Case studies; Success in business--United States--Case studies. 

David L. Kurtz, Louis E. Boone, C. Patrick Fleenor (1989). CEO: Who Gets to the Top in America. (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press,, 204 p.). Chief executive officers--United States.

Harry Levinson and Stuart Rosenthal (1984). CEO: Corporate Leadership in Action. (New York, NY: BasicBooks, 308 p.). Executives--United States--Biography; Leadership--United States--Case studies.

J. Keith Louden (1977). Managing at the Top: Roles and Responsibilities of the Chief Executive. (New York, NY: Amacom, 159 p.). Executives.

Robert Mankoff (1987). It's Lonely at the Top. (New York, NY: Topper Books, 128 p.). Business--Caricatures and cartoons; American wit and humor, Pictorial.

Thomas J. Neff and James M. Citrin (1999). Lessons from the Top: In Search of America's Best Business Leaders. (New York, NY: Doubleday. Collection of interviews with America's top 50 executives: from Michael Eisner (Disney) to Howard Schultz (Starbucks).

Thomas J. Neff and James M. Citrin; with Paul B. Brown (2001). Lessons from the Top: The 50 Most Successful Business Leaders in America--and What You Can Learn from Them. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 432 p.). Leadership; Executive ability; Success in business; Management.

David Olive (2000). No Guts, No Glory: How Canada's Greatest CEOs Built Their Empires. (Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 326 p.). Chief executive officers--Canada--Biography; Businesspeople--Canada--Biography; Corporations--Canada--History--20th century; Business enterprises--Canada--History--20th century; Success in business--Canada.

Shrinivas Pandit (2005). Exemplary CEOs: Insights on Organisational Transformation. (New Delhi, IN: Tata McGraw-Hill Pub. Co., 468 p.). Chief executive officers--India--Interviews; Executive ability--India; Corporate culture--India. Interviews with seven chief executive officers about changing corporate culture of their organizations.

Andrea Redmond, Patricia Crisafulli (2010 ). Comebacks: Powerful Lessons from Leaders Who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their Terms. (San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass, 256 p.). Executive Recruiter; Journalist. Chief executive officers --Case studies; Leaders --Case studies; Success in business --Case studies. Ten leaders who endured setbacks, reassessed, moved ahead with new purpose; how they drew upon resources to move on; lessons that helped them redefine success.

Glenn Rifkin, Douglas Matthews (1999). The CEO Chronicles: Lessons from the Top about Inspiration and Leadership. (Los Angeles, CA: Knowledge Exchange, 297 p.). Chief executive officers--Interviews.

Robert Rosen, et al. (2000). Global Literacies: Lessons on Business Leadership and National Cultures: A Landmark Study of CEOs from 28 Countries. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 409 p.). Chief executive officers; Leadership; Management--Cross-cultural studies.

Robert L. Shook (1981). The Chief Executive Officers: Men Who Run Big Business in America. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 239 p.). Executives--United States--Interviews.

Robert Slater (1999). Jack Welch and the Ge Way: Management Insights and Leadership Secrets of the Legendary CEO. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 328 p.). Jack Welch, General Electric Company, Industrial Management

--- (1999). Saving Big Blue: Leadership Lessons and Turnaround Tactics of IBM's Lou Gerstner. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Louis V. Gerstner, IBM, Computer Industry. In the early 1990s, IBM was in a death spiral. Then along came Lou Gerstner. Robert Slater shows how Gerstner reinvented IBM and put the company at the forefront of the Internet phenomenon.

Signe M. Spencer, Tharuma Rajah, Gaurav Lahiri (2006). Understanding the Indian CEO. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Response Books, 260 p.). Senior Consultant, Haygroup. Chief Executive Officers; Management--India. Key qualities, competencies for  making of successful CEO in Indian business environment.

--- (2007). The Indian CEO: A Portrait of Excellence. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Response Books, 264 p.). Senior Consultant, Haygroup. Chief executive officers--India; Leadership--India. Key qualities in making successful CEO in Indian business environment; key competencies necessary for Indian business leaders to steer corporations in rapidly changing business and social environments; most effective behaviors vis-à-vis most common situations faced by these leaders; behaviors, characteristics of Indian CEOs vis-à-vis their global counterparts.

George A. Steiner (1983). The New CEO. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 133 p.). Chief executive officers--United States.

Steve Tappin & Andrew Cave (2008)). The Secrets of CEOs: 150 Global Chief Executives Lift the Lid on Business, Life, and Leadership. (Boston, MA: Nicholas Brealey Pub., 256 p.). Managing Partner in the Global CEO & Board practice, Heidrick & Struggles; Journalist. Chief executive officers; Executive ability; Executives. Where today's top leaders have come from, what motivates and drives them, best kind of apprenticeship to become global leader; secrets of dealing successfully with five facts of life critical to business success in coming decade; how do chief executives really run their businesses? how do they need to change to ensure companies are successful, sustainable in 21st century? career success and happy personal life?

Eve Tahmincioglu (2006). From the Sandbox to the Corner Office: Lessons Learned on the Journey to the Top. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 225 p.). Contributor to the New York Times "The Boss" Column. Executives--Conduct of life; Executives--Psychology; Success in business; Career development. Lessons that inspired, shaped many top business executives.

Lois Wyse (1970). Mrs. Success; A Report. (Cleveland, OH: Garret Press, 326 p.). Executives’ spouses. Interviews with wives of CEOs.

Richard L. Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff (2011). The New CEOs: Women, African American, Latino, and Asian American Leaders of Fortune 500 Companies. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield 216 p.). Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology (Guilford College); Research Professor of Sociology and Psychology (University of California, Santa Cruz). Chief executive officers; Women chief executive officers; Minority executives; Women executives. How new CEOs came to power, whether they differ from white male Fortune 500 CEOs in meaningful ways, whether companies that hired them vary from other companies, lessons about power in America from CEOs' emergence.



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