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The Lowdown: Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs.

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  • Get insider secrets and advice from one of the top CEOs in publishing to help you plan your route to the top of your industry.
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Useful tips to help you climb the corporate ladder.

In today’s competitive job market, you need to find an edge.

What if you had one of the top CEOs in the publishing industry as your mentor? What if that mentor gave you inside information and top tips to help you plan your route to the top? And what if that mentor was available at the click of a button?

In an effective but light-hearted talk, Richard Charkin (Executive Director of Bloomsbury PLC, publisher of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter novels) gives the lowdown on how to climb the career ladder: the best way to start, what pitfalls to avoid as you advance, and how to stay on top once you’ve got there.

As a bonus, people at the top of their professions – such as best-selling author Lord Jeffrey Archer and Chief Executive of the British Library Lynne Brindley – provide questions they’ve always wanted the answers to.

Topics covered include:

•    The lessons you should learn before you even begin your climb up the ladder
•    Developing a strategy
•    Making allies and dealing with enemies
•    The importance of networking
•    Dealing with office politics
•    How to get yourself noticed
•    How to know when it’s time to move on
•    The things you have to know  to be a good CEO

Biographies

RICHARD CHARKIN is Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.  He is responsible for Bloomsbury’s general book publishing activities in UK, USA and Germany.

He is also a non-executive director of the Institute of Physics Publishing.  He is a member of the Strategy Advisory Board of the British Library; a member of the Institute of English Studies Advisory Board; a member of the UK’s Literary Heritage Group; a Trustee and former Chairman of Common Purpose UK; Council member and former President of the Publishers Association; and Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London.  He was Chair of the Trustees of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Chair of the Society of Bookmen, Chairman of xrefer.com and a director of the Centre for Creative Business at the London Business School; and non-executive director of Melbourne University Publishing.
 
He has held senior positions at Macmillan (CEO worldwide), part of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck (Director); Current Science Group (CEO); Reed Elsevier (CEO Reed International Books); and Oxford University Press (Managing Director Academic and General Divisions).
 
He has an MA in Natural Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge; was a Supernumerary Fellow of Green College, Oxford; and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Macmillan has recently issued a print-on-demand book version of http://charkinblog.macmillan.com.

Richard Pettinger has taught at University College London since 1989, where he is a senior lecturer in management. He is the course director for the undergraduate Information Management for Business programme, which is especially concerned with ensuring that the next generation of CEOs, leaders, top and senior managers are entrepreneurial, expert and competitive.

He has worked in many different parts of the world including Poland, Canada, South Africa and Viet Nam. Richard is the HR consultant to the Cabrini Children's Society, working on all aspects of organisation development and staff management practice.
He is the author of over thirty books, including three books for the for ‘Dummies’ series, and four books for Continuum, the leadership and management series published by Wiley Capstone.

The Presenters

LORELEI KING is a multi-award winning narrator of Audiobooks, recording the works of Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell to name just a few. She is a co-founder of digital publishing company, Creative Content

STEVEN PACEY – Steven’s many TV credits include the role of Del Tarrant in Blakes 7, Heartbeat, Lovejoy, MIT Murder Investigation Team, Pie in the Sky and Spooks.  He is also an acclaimed theatre actor where his credits include The Phantom of the Opera, High Society, West Side Story and La Cage aux Folles.

Product Information:

Media TypeAudio
Number of Programs15
FormatMP3

Programs:

Program Title Duration
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 1 04:21
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 2 04:06
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 3 05:12
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 4 04:52
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 5 01:33
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 6 04:35
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 7 05:05
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 8 04:29
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 9 03:09
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 10 03:25
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 11 03:11
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 12 04:01
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 13 05:00
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 14 02:13
Top Tips for Wannabe CEOs - Part 15 04:23
Total Time 59:35

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