The Accidental CEO - A Leader's Journey from Ego to Purpose
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Have you ever wondered why - with all of our Ph.D.s, MBAs, Best Practices, Business Gurus, Management Consultants and Advanced Technology - 74% of managers report being disengaged? The New Book, The Accidental CEO, Reveals the Missing Link Between Wanting an Extraordinary Organization and Creating One. Make A Quantum Leap In Your Power, Influence and Performance as a Leader. Whether you are an Entrepreneur, CEO, VP, Manager, or want to be one, this book is a must read! In his engaging business debut, Tom Voccola convincingly takes us into the pressured, reactionary world of The Accidental CEO, and delivers a powerful new message for all who aspire to lead. Anyone with leadership experience, or wanting it, will relate to The Accidental CEO in a very personal, if not deeply meaningful way.
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Dec 20, 2007"know thyself" This is a good book. It's worth taking the time to read. It is not the self-congratulating story of some guy who made it big in corporate America. It is about the most important person in the world – YOU! It is a guide book to understanding yourself. To understanding the things that you are most passionate about. It will help you remember those times at work or school where everything just 'felt right' and where work was really fun and more like play. And it will use those memories to identify what your 'passion' is; that thing that most excites you and most closely aligns with your deeply held sense of who you are. You'll also discover your 'purpose' which is what you do that is most satisfying to your soul. Identifying your passion and purpose is more than just an exercise in studying your navel. The author then demonstrates how knowing your passion & purpose can influence you interactions with others. How it can benefit you at home, at work and in... More > your community. How you can be happy and successful. Knowledge is power and knowledge about yourself is the most powerful. Mr. Voccola has been teaching seminars about purpose and passion to corporate customers for many years. This book is the distillation of his seminar work, told in an entertaining fictional manner. It makes the information accessible and easily applied by the reader.< Less
Dec 19, 2007"This is a Must Read for every emerging CEO" Tom Voccola has captured the experience of most CEO's in his tale of The Accidental CEO. He tells how quickly the loneliness at the top starts and can get the new CEO mired in their own self limiting beliefs. This is a hopeful tale illustrating how letting go can transform you and those around you into a new more powerful organizational engine. A must read for every new or near new corporate leader.
Apr 29, 2007"An MBA Must Read" I am an adjunct professor with the MBA program at Maastricht School of Management in Maastricht, Holland. My primary teaching responsibilities include courses for MBA and DBA students focused on Executive Leadership, Advanced Business Strategy, Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions and International Business. These students are located on the main campuses and 36 auxiliary campuses around the world. I have used the book, The Accidental CEO, as one of the primary resources for my students to get inside the head of what it feels like to be a CEO and to confront the real leadership issues that CEOs have to resolve in their everyday work life. Both the students and I have found Mr. Voccola’s book to be an invaluable source of stimulating class discussion. It offers the students a realistic portrayal of the daily dynamic of corporate leadership. It maps out what it means to gain the loyalty of your core leadership team through the means of an inner... More > conversation about who you are as a CEO. It links the performance of the CEO to his understanding of himself and ultimately how important it is for the CEO to get clear about his or her real purpose and unique contribution. Mr. Voccola’s book is the perfect segue into the discussion of self knowledge as the key to leadership performance breakthroughs. After reading this book, the students quit speaking in the abstract and begin to really grasp the concrete realities of the leadership journey. It has sparked numerous highly motivated classroom discussions and has caused several of my students to focus on various aspects of successful leadership as their research topic for their MBA theses. I highly recommend this book without reservation for any reader who wants to gain deep insight to the real dynamics of leadership and personal success both in business and in life. Professor Dr. Stephen L. Gomes< Less
Apr 18, 2007"A must read for anyone in an organization!!" A must read for anyone in an organization looking to bring the company together, on purpose and engaged. Living out of purpose and passion drives leaders and organizations to higher levels, and Tom Voccola does an excellent job in his book laying out the process to transform any organization. He sets out a system to move from ego to purpose and passion and create an extraordinary organization. You will not want to put this book down once you start reading!
Apr 13, 2007"Compelling, thought provoking" I have just finished my FIRST reading of The Accidental CEO. I say FIRST because I honestly believe this is a book I will read over and over again - to find inspiration, to absorb more, to find ideas and techniques for my own practice. I loved the book especially the way it unfolds and how it follows Bob throughout his journey. It is quite impressive. There is a lot energy, hope and substance in the story. I am moved at the idea that many lives could be really transformed by this book. How many people today get up to a job they can barely stand, a life of reaction they just let go by. The Accidental CEO is both compelling and thought provoking. Whether this fast paced, enjoyable reading is fiction or reality it is up to us readers: It is up to our ability to try the ideas on for size rather than dismissing them as far fetched, or plain impossible.
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- Standard Copyright License
- Sea Fever Press
- April 13, 2006
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.01 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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