Your 3 step guide to becoming CEO

Go broad, go deep and then go high.

by Elena Botelho and Kim Powell

This is an edited extract from The CEO Next Door: The Four Behaviours That Transform Ordinary People Into World-Class Leaders, by Elena Botelho and Kim Powell.

People assume CEOs had their eyes on the top job from day one.  Actually that’s not the case - our research shows 70% of CEOs don’t start out their careers with that goal in mind. Nevertheless, we saw patterns emerge in the routes to the top.  To fast-track your future, consider your career in stages:

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