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Surprising strategies of successful leaders


It’s the company you keep – in work and out – that colours your journey to the top.

The tactics most likely to increase your success as a CEO are not what you might expect, writes Peter Vanham for the World Economic Forum.

Forget conventional business doctrines; tap into the pearls of wisdom Vanham gleaned from the 20 highly experienced worldwide company leaders he interviewed for his book, Before I Was a CEO. The author asked what habits and rules the CEOs adopted as aspiring young executives and which ones they thought had helped them most over the course of their careers. They gave some surprising answers chiefly focused on where you spend your time and with whom.

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