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“The CEO Test”: A Conversation with Adam Bryant and Kevin Sharer

March 18, 2021

The CEO Test: Master the Challenges That Make or Break All Leaders co-authors, Adam Bryant and Kevin Sharer, joined Deborah Lee James, the 23rd Secretary of the US Air Force, a Merryck Mentor and author of Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success, to share pragmatic insights and compelling stories about the key reasons why leaders succeed or fail in their roles, and how to navigate those universal challenges.

Bryant and Sharer bring a rare breadth and depth of experience to the subject of leadership. Adam Bryant, a Merryck Managing Director and former NYT journalist, has conducted in-depth interviews with more than 600 CEOs. Kevin Sharer spent more than two decades as president and then CEO of Amgen, where he led its expansion from $1 billion in annual revenues to nearly $16 billion. He has served on many boards and is a sought-after Merryck Mentor for CEOs of global companies.

If you missed this insightful event, a recording is available above.

About the Book:

The CEO Test: Master the Challenges That Make or Break All Leaders explores the challenges of leadership that remain enormously difficult and elusive. These challenges are brought into their highest and sharpest relief in the corner office, but they are hardly unique to chief executives. All leaders face their own version of leadership tests, and the authors draw on the distilled wisdom, stories, and lessons from hundreds of chief executives to show how every aspiring leader can master these challenges and lead like a CEO. These foundational leadership skills will make all aspiring executives more effective in their roles today and lift the trajectory of their careers.

You can purchase the book here.