Nice companies finish first : why cutthroat management is over - and collaboration is in / by Peter Shankman with Karen Kelly
By: Shankman, Peter.
Contributor(s): Kelly, Karen.Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: 245 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780230341890 .Subject(s): Corporate culture | Chief executive officers | CEOs | Leadership | Human relations
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What's so great about being a nice guy? -- The nine warning signs of a hopeless jerk -- Trait #1: Enlightened self-interest -- Trait #2: The accessibility factor -- Trait #3: Strategic listening -- Trait #4: Good stewardship -- Trait #5: 360 loyalty -- Trait #6: Glass-half-full POV -- Trait #7: Customer service-centric -- Trait #8: Merit-based competitor -- Trait #9: Gives a dam -- Nice guys (and gals) are the future of business.
Argues that cutthroat, authoritarian CEOs are not as effective as those who use a more collaborative working style. Identifies and discusses nine characteristics of "nice" CEOs such as loyalty, optimism and humility, and provides examples of how these traits can lead to a successful business.