A CEO tale.

Author:Clarke, Robyn D.

Think you're ready for the CEO seat? If you're a senior manager or executive whose sight is set on that exalted position, pick up The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni. Inside, you'll discover the perils that plague chief executives and jeopardize their careers.

While the information in Five Temptations isn't new, it's presented in a refreshing manner that departs from standard business books. Written in literary prose, the central case study is presented as a "leadership fable." Its reader-friendly format makes the book's premise--being a CEO "is conceptually simple, unless you're failing"--easy to grasp and digest.

In the allegory, you'll learn the five pitfalls of high-ranking executives: choosing (1) status over results; (2) popularity over accountability; (3) certainty over clarity; (4) harmony over productive conflict; and/or (5)invulnerability over...

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