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Leading in the Top Team
The CXO Challenge

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Preston Bottger, Jean-Louis Barsoux, Dominique Turpin, George Rädler, Jonathan Lachowitz, Carlos Cordon, Kim Sundtoft Hald, Leif Sjoblom, Jean-Philippe Deschamps, Donald A. Marchand, Paul Vanderbroeck, Ulrich Steger, Gordon Adler, Peter Lorange
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  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521172400

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  • CXO is the collective name given to that expanding class of corporate executives whose title begins with the word 'chief' and ends with the word 'officer'. Leading in the Top Team explores the leadership contributions required from the CEO, and by chiefs of other key business functions, including finance, marketing, sales, supply chain, manufacturing, IT, R and D, HR, governance, communications and the strategic business unit. Leadership in each of these areas is examined by looking at its history, challenges facing the CXO, how each function needs to work with other key areas, and likely future developments. The focus throughout is to provide practical advice based on the actions and decisions of real leaders in a range of roles and situations. This is an excellent book for giving business leaders, whether current or potential, an overview of the work of leadership and teamwork at the top level of the company.

    • Practical insights into managing the organization at mid-level management and executive levels
    • Well-grounded examples of effective leadership taken from real organizations
    • Draws on 40 years of IMD's expertise in executive education, as the world's leading provider of custom executive programmes
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    “Like many other experts, Preston Bottger believes leadership can be learned—and with Leading in the Top Team, he’s put together a painstakingly detailed primer that looks at everything a ‘CXO’ should know. He lays out the many and varied responsibilities of a C-level executive, such as carrying out a business strategy, defining the culture, handling top talent, and generating financial and social wealth. Then he further breaks down each of these tasks into what are practically step-by-step directions for succeeding at each facet of the job….The result is exhaustive and deeply illuminating.”

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521172400
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's acknowledgments
    1. Introduction - leading within and across the functions Preston Bottger and Jean-Louis Barsoux
    Part I. The Business Imperatives:
    2. The leadership imperative - driving wealth creation Preston Bottger
    3. The talent imperative - all CXOs must strengthen the company's talent pool Jean-Louis Barsoux and Preston Bottger
    4. The learning imperative - going offline to improve performance Jean-Louis Barsoux and Preston Bottger
    Part II. The CXOs: Within the Functions:
    5. The Chief Marketing Officer - creating, delivering and communicating value to customers Dominique Turpin and George Rädler
    6. The Chief Sales Officer - sell, sell, sell! Jonathan Lachowitz and Preston Bottger
    7. The Chief Supply Chain Officer - designing and managing lean and agile supply chains Carlos Cordón and Kim Sundtoft Hald
    8. The Chief Manufacturing Officer - process execution, improvement and design Kim Sundtoft Hald
    9. The Chief Financial Officer - a capital position Leif Sjoblom
    10. The Chief Technology Officer - corporate navigator, agent of change and entrepreneur Jean-Philippe Deschamps
    11. The Chief Information Officer - achieving credibility, relevance and business impact Donald A. Marchand
    12. The Chief Human Resources Officer - delivering people who can deliver Preston Bottger and Paul Vanderbroeck
    13. The Corporate Governance Officer - from company secretary to manager of governance processes Ulrich Steger and Preston Bottger
    14. The Chief Communications Officer - leading strategic communications Gordon Adler
    15. The SBU President - perhaps the best job for the CEO-in-training Jonathan Lachowitz and Preston Bottger
    16. CXOs and the Line - serving the internal customer Preston Bottger, Paul Vanderbroeck and Jean-Louis Barsoux
    Part III. The CEO and the Leadership Team - Pulling it all Together:
    17. From CXO to CEO - the weight of accountability Jean-Louis Barsoux and Preston Bottger
    18. The Chief Executive Officer - orchestrating the whole Peter Lorange
    19. Relations among CXOs - competing priorities spell trouble Jean-Louis Barsoux
    20. The top team - from executive group to executive team Jean-Philippe Deschamps
    Part IV. Conclusion:
    21. Summary: the CXO challenge - wealth creation by the executive team Preston Bottger and Jean-Louis Barsoux

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    Preston Bottger, IMD International, Lausanne


    Preston Bottger, Jean-Louis Barsoux, Dominique Turpin, George Rädler, Jonathan Lachowitz, Carlos Cordon, Kim Sundtoft Hald, Leif Sjoblom, Jean-Philippe Deschamps, Donald A. Marchand, Paul Vanderbroeck, Ulrich Steger, Gordon Adler, Peter Lorange

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