Learn leadership from the best: proven insights from the power elite in business, government, and beyond.
View from the Top brings listeners inside the corridors of power and relates the personal stories and powerful findings from the Platinum Study, a groundbreaking study of 550 elite American CEOs, senior government leaders, and nonprofit executives based on ten years of research. The largest study of its kind, the Platinum Study delves into the domains of the elite with stories that illustrate both the use and misuse of power across the landscape of prominent American institutions such as AT&T, Harvard University, UnderArmour, JP Morgan Chase, Bain & Company, and the White House. The book explores not only how leaders wield power, but it also provides listeners with insight into applying the strategies of the successful in their own lives.
In the United States, only a few thousand individuals make the decisions that influence the lives of over 300 million people. View from the Top explores the lives of the elite and the worlds they inhabit, revealing lessons about influence at the top. The results of the Platinum Study include unexpected truths, such as:
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Leadership is the buzzword of the last 30 years and today. This is a helpful look into some of its depth. Relationships, reading, research and reflection are essential to life and leadership but reflection and relationships are the most important.
I most enjoyed that this book is not a how-to on leadership so mush as it's the author's study results on hundreds of American leaders: politicians, businessmen, nonprofit leaders, etc. The work is also short and engaging. The author does a good job of stating principles and then illustrating them with stories of leaders in his study.
The stories about connections and networks
The narrator's voice was monotone and flat
The only reaction was that of me struggling to stay focused despite the monotone narration
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