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We conducted in-depth interviews with more than 1,000 successful CEOs and found that exceptional CEOs accomplish more in less time. In fact, these leaders consistently outperformed average CEOs by a factor of 5x. Our findings inspired our purpose, informed our methods, and are well-documented in the book Greate CEOs are Lazy, written by CEO and founder Jim Schleckser.
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Podcasts

Digital Strategy Call

 With special guest Jim Schleckser discussing his book and other topics.

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Grow My Revenue Business Cast

Featuring Inc. CEO Project's Jim Schleckser

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Articles

Three Ways to Grow: Build, Partner or Buy

 

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The 10X CEO

 

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CEO Coaching and the Role of the Board

Directors Monthly

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Are You Wasting Your Time?

 

Are You Wasting Your Time?

The Hunt for Talent

Smart CEO Magazine

The Hunt for Talent

Drucker on Leadership

 

Drucker on Leadership

Start Building Recurring Revenue into Your Business Today

 

Start Building Recurring Revenue into Your Business

The Power of Recurring Revenue

 

The Power of Recurring Revenue

Five Hats: The High Leverage Roles of a CEO

 

Five Hats: The High Leverage Roles of a CEO

Board Games: Choosing the Right Mix of Advisors for Your Company's Success

 

Board Games: Choosing the Right Mix of Advisors for Your Company's Success

WashingtonExec.com Interview with Jim Schleckser, Inc. CEO Project

 

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Books

The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market

Treacy & Wiersema

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Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance

Porter

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The Profit Zone: How Strategic Business Design Will Lead You to Tomorrow's Profits

Slywotzky & Morrison

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

Collins

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Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

Kim & Mauborgne

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The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

Christensen

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The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

Christenson & Raynor

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The E-Myth Revisited

Gerber

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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

Goldratt

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Customer Intimacy: Pick Your Partners, Shape Your Culture, Win Together

Wiersema

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The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World

Schwartz

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Five Frogs on a Log: A CEO's Field Guide to Accelerating the Transition in Mergers, Acquisitions and Gut Wrenching Change

Feeldman & Spratt

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The Practice of Management

Drucker

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The New Successful Large Account Management: Maintaining and Growing Your Most Important Assets -- Your Customers

Miller & Heiman

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The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Riles

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Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People, Revised and Updated Edition

Smart

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Human Capability: A Study of Individual Potential and Its Application

Jaques & Cason

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Lencioni

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Atlas Shrugged

Rand

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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Carnegie

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

Carnegie

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Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller--Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

Hill

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Kahneman

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Blueprint to a Billion

Thomson

Blueprint to a Billion

Know-how

Charan

Know-how

Made to Stick

Heath & Heath

Made to Stick

No Man’s Land

Tatum

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The Breakthrough Company

McFarland

The Breakthrough Company

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job

Lencioni

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job

2017 CEO Summit

Review a few highlights from the 2017 CEO Summit presented by the Inc. CEO Project.

Inc. CEO Project interview with Business Rockstars

Inc. CEO Project's Jim Schleckser is interviewed by Business Rockstars.

Creating a Corporate Strategy Your Team Will Rally Around

Featuring Jim Schleckser

5 Roles of a CEO

Inc. CEO Project Founder Jim Schleckser discusses the Five Roles of a CEO.

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