How to Thrive as a CEO

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From freshly minted entrepreneurs to highly compensated CEOs, the world is brimming with leaders.
In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly a quarter million CEOs in America alone. But the latest installment of State of the American Manager, Gallup’s yearly report, states that only 1 in 10 people possess the talent that’s required of a CEO.
So, if 90 percent of people lack management skills, how can new leaders arrive—and thrive—in the C-suite?
Leslie Peters, author of the newly revised Finding Time to Lead: Seven Practices to Unleash Outrageous Potential (Difference Press, 2017), says CEOs are typically appointed because they exceled at something their company cares about. Or perhaps they were the brains behind a startup’s new product or service. We sat down with Peters, who is also the founder, CEO and chief facilitator of her consultancy, Elements Partnership in St. Louis, to ask her how CEOs can thrive.



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