1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
CEO Excellence  By  cover art

CEO Excellence

By: Carolyn Dewar,Scott Keller,Vikram Malhotra
Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $18.49

Buy for $18.49

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

New York Times Bestseller

Wall Street Journal Bestseller 

From the world’s most influential management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, this is an insight-packed, revelatory look at how the best CEOs do their jobs based on extensive interviews with today’s most successful corporate leaders—including chiefs at Netflix, JPMorgan Chase, General Motors, and Sony.

Being a CEO at any of the world’s largest companies is among the most challenging roles in business. Billions, and even trillions, are at stake—and the fates of tens of thousands of employees often hang in the balance. Yet, even when “can’t miss” high-achievers win the top job, very few excel. Thirty percent of Fortune 500 CEOs last fewer than three years, and two out of five new CEOs are perceived to be failing within eighteen months.  

For those who shoulder the burden of being the one on whom everyone counts, a manual for excellence is sorely needed.  

To identify the 21st century’s best CEOs, the authors of CEO Excellence started with a pool of over 2400 public company CEOs. Extensive screening distilled that group into an elite corps, sixty-seven of whom agreed to in-depth, multi-hour interviews. Among those sharing their views: Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Kazuo Hirai (Sony), Ken Chenault (American Express), Mary Barra (GM), and Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Nestlé).  

What came out of those frank, no-holds-barred conversations is a rich array of mindsets and actions that deliver outsized performance. Compelling, practical, and unprecedented in scope, CEO Excellence is a treasure trove of wisdom from today’s most elite business leaders. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2022 Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller and Vikram Malhotra (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

What listeners say about CEO Excellence

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    210
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    5
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    191
  • 4 Stars
    29
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    6
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    178
  • 4 Stars
    39
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars

Political Agenda took precedence over education

The book was good at the beginning but took a strong turn towards pushing the left political agenda. We don't need more division masked as education.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Thud book touches on too many political topics.

stay out of the political areas and topics. I feel like there's good information in this book however there are also times when it feels like a political agenda is being put forth.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

highly instructive for any leader

this book is a great assimilation of insights. it is well organized and structured. it has many, many vivid examples from successful ceos. I will keep coming back to it over my career.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Altamente recomendado

Me gusto mucho el libro, fácil de aplicar con buenas preguntas sobre el propio desempeño.
Excelente para compartir con otros

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This was a good investment of my time

As someone learning the ropes about the c-suite this was highly informative. Even if you’re not a CEO having the mindset of one helps. This book does a great job providing varied business and leadership perspective across multiple industries. The parts related to the board were particularly informative as I never knew boards played such nuanced roles.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Had some good “nuggets”

Had some good “nuggets” of information. Develops sort of slow, and might not be for everyone, but remember, all you need is a few good pieces of information and it’s not time wasted.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic insights

Great insights for aspiring and seasoned CEO’s. The different dimensions and practices mentioned can be applied in all leadership roles! Highly recommend!

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

too basic

I wish this book taught me something, too basic and disappointing. not recommended and waste of money

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent work

The CEO role is carefully dissected and analyzed in a valuable and instructive way. Applicable to both large and small organizations. Highly recommend this, not only to CEOs or CEOs-in-training, but to everyone in a leadership role.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

One of the BEST Business Books

Wow! Amazing research went into this. It’s nice to hear something that’s completely up-to-date. Well written and highly addictive. Thank you for the PDF. Just an amazing job all around. This is definitely a book that will be referenced and studied further. Great Job and thank you for writing this.