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It's Not the How or the What but the Who: Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

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Finding Alignment

Throughout this book, I’ve endeavored to surprise you with new research or stories in every chapter. But there’s one study I discussed earlier to which I now must return. Remember that joint analysis from Egon Zehnder and McKinsey in chapter 22. The broad conclusion was straightforward: high-growth companies had executives with higher ratings in all eight key leadership competencies we analyzed, on average. However, there were some interesting subtleties in the findings.1

First, there was one skill that seemed more important than the rest in driving performance: customer impact. In companies that ranked in the top quartile for revenue growth, at least 40 percent of the senior executives scored 5 or above in this competency. ...

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