This book is a game changer. Written in clear accessible language it is packed full of professional advice and top tips essential to those taking on the challenge of being a COO. Its the book I wish I had in my desk drawer for the past 15 years. Jennifer Geary will not only help many people but hundreds of organisations, small and large will benefit from her sound advice and inspiring words.
Jo Ralling COO, Jamie Oliver Media Group 2010-2016
Put the kettle on, carve out a good chunk of time and mental space, and read this book. It will be an investment that pays dividends throughout your COO or senior leadership career. A practical how to guide with a wealth of examples, insight, and first hand experience, Jenny's book walks you through the challenges and opportunities confronting today's modern leader, and offers support and direction that you can personalise to fit your own context. Balancing both breadth across the varied COO disciplines as well as sufficient depth in each area of interest, you can read cover to cover and then dip in to specific chapters throughout your leadership journey. A great introduction for new executives and an invaluable reminder and addition for those further down the track. Excellent.
Required reading for anyone who is, or wants to be, a world-class Chief Operating Officer. Jenny Geary, an extremely successful COO herself, provides an expert analysis of what the job really entails, with the kind of insider advice and signposting that is invaluable. There is no better articulation of how to excel in this complex role - whatever situation you find yourself in, Jenny provides solutions and resources to navigate your way to success. This is a comprehensive, practical guidebook - with the benefit of front-line stories from someone who knows the challenges, and has met them head on. I'll be giving this not just to the COO's I coach, but anyone who hires or collaborates with a COO, and wants to get the best out of the relationship. Highly, highly recommended!
One of the truly multi-disciplinary jobs, yet most people come to it from one discipline e.g. Finance, Operations, IT, Risk. And in very short order need to get to grips with the complexity of the other disciplines and how they inter-connect. This book is a useful, practical, real-world guide based on (I suspect) hard learned lessons. Easy to read, clear. A great buy for any new or aspiring COOs
A clear and concise insight into the world of the COO by an author who has clearly been there and been successful. Well worth the time invested for any aspiring COO or indeed anyone looking for an insight into the capabilities required to organise major organisations.