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Positively Incorrect! with Scott Cluthe Live- No Elevator to the TOP!

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Scott talks with Umesh Ramakrishnan, vice-chairman of CTPartners, one of the world's premier search firms, and the author of THERE'S NO ELEVATOR TO THE TOP. As Ramakrishnan writes, "The overriding theme gleaned from the dozens of executives I spoke with is that there is no express elevator to the top. In fact, several told me that you should avoid a speedy rise, as the faster you rise the quicker you fall." THERE'S NO ELEVATOR TO THE TOP By Umesh Ramakrishnan There have been many books by successful business leaders, but never one that has pulled together SO much great advice, from SO many top executives, who found SO many different ways to reach the top. That's because few authors have as deep an understanding of corporate leadership as Umesh Ramakrishnan. As vice-chairman of CTPartners, one of the world's premier search firms, he has placed dozens of CEOs and senior level executives at companies around the globe. In his book, Ramakrishnan shares the wisdom he's gleaned during his long recruiting career, and also from exclusive interviews with some of those top executives, such as Steve Reinemund of Pepsi and Bill Amelio of Lenovo. For instance, he asks them: What do you know now that you wish you had known twenty years ago? How did you decide which mid-level jobs to pursue or turn down? How did you become an effective communicator? How do you deal with the challenge of work / life balance? "There's No Elevator to the Top translates experiences from some of the best CEOs out there. The book is not a GPS to success but rather it is a road map. . . . It guides but does not direct and it is relevant to those who aspire to progress as well as those who have the opportunity to serve as CEOs. All in all, a very good read." - WILLIAM D. PEREZ, CEO, William Wrigley Jr. Company; former CEO, Nike