O'Reilly logo

60-Minute CEO: Mastering Leadership an Hour at a Time by Dick Cross

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 5

image

Thinking … About What?

Chapter 3 made the argument that half of the Job at the Top is about thinking … thinking about the whole of your business.

But thinking about the whole of a business, rather than in the part-at-a-time Newtonian way, is such a broad assignment that most people have a hard time even getting started. Over twenty-five years my firm, The Cross Partnership, has observed that most CEOs spend 95 to 100 percent of their time doing things other than disciplined thinking about the whole of their businesses. Yet, that’s what it takes to do the job: time spent alone, undistracted by phones, e-mail, or conversation, for periods ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required