• It has become something of a taboo in our society to say you don't want to be a leader — especially if you are one. Richard Hytner, a former CEO at the global advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, experienced it firsthand and is trying to break that stigma.- Lillian Cunningham, Editor, On Leadership, The Washington Post
  • Hytner notes that talent development, for example, is crucial to companies now, so the lack of a great track record for hiring, inspiring, and keeping star employees sometimes trips up aspiring CEOs.- Anne Fisher, Fortune Magazine
  • He argues convincingly that a great team of a chief executive and a number two is a more successful proposition than a solitary leader. Mr Hytner describes the various types of consiglieri – lodestones, educators, anchors and deliverers, according to his segmentation.- Luke Johnson, Financial Times
  • Richard Hytner, deputy chairman of London-based advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, thinks corporate understudies are too often overlooked. He’s set out to burnish the reputation of the second-in-command...- Adam Auriemma, the Wall Street Journal
  • It’s a trove of advice about how to be a great deputy and principal adviser, a calling that has brought out the best in people as varied and admirable as Warren Buffett’s Charlie Munger, Anna Wintour’s Grace Coddington, Abraham Lincoln’s William Seward, and Henry VIII’s Thomas Cromwell.- Frederick E. Allen, Forbes

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Review: Hong Kong Economic Times

Review: Hong Kong Economic Times

From the HKET –

Is being CEO equivalent to success? In fact, being the supporting assistant of the executive can also be a unique form of success, such as King Arthur’s wizard, Merlin; Al Gore, who participated in politics during Bill Clinton’s era; and Rasputin, who controlled the Russian royal family.

A leader has to bear a number of responsibilities. Therefore, he definitely needs support from his team. For supporters such as a Vice President, department head, operations manager or financial director, while they are not at the  top of the management hierarchy, their decisions have great influence on the whole country, company and of course his career path. 

Read the full (Chinese only) review on hket.com

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