Crack the C-Suite Code: How Successful Leaders Make It to the Top


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Wharton School Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.31 inches | 0.39 pounds

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About the Author

Cassandra Frangos, EdD, joined Spencer Stuart's Leadership Advisory Services team in 2018, where she focuses on collaborating with Fortune 500 leadership teams on executive assessments, succession planning, leadership development, and top team effectiveness. Previously, she led Cisco's Global Executive Talent practice where she played an integral role in the 2015 succession planning for Cisco's CEO, one of the most respected and longest-tenured CEOs in the tech industry, and conducted the research for Crack the C-Suite Code. Called "the executive whisperer" by Diversity Woman magazine, she has contributed to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, Chief Executive, NACD Directorship, SHRM publications, LinkedIn, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, HR People + Strategy, and Talent Quarterly.


"If you've ever wanted to really figure out how to ascend to the C-suite, this is your Rosetta Stone. Based on in-depth research and case studies, Frangos identifies and quickly brings to life the four key routes to the top. A must-read for all aspiring executives!"-- "James M. Citrin, Leader, Spencer Stuart CEO Practice, and Author, You're in Charge, Now What?"
"Frangos has created a roadmap for executives on the fast track. With concrete depth, she lays out the tactics that guarantee a spot on the top team."-- "Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Author, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor and Executive Presence"
"Stories straight from CEOs combined with expert advice make this a true insider's guide. The framework provided by Frangos is clearly understood, practical and rooted in real-world insights, making this book a powerful tool for students and executives alike as they strategically map out the future of their careers."-- "Boris Groysberg, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School"
"With insightful advice and input from scores of C-suite executives, Frangos creates a roadmap for professional success that is both compelling and entertaining."-- "David P. Norton, Co-founder, The Palladium Group, and Co-creator, Balanced Scorecard Collaborative"
"In this compact book, Frangos focuses on the Holy Grail of the C-suite, which sits at the pinnacle of every professional career, and lays out not only a variety of reasons why people might want to achieve that goal, but also an assortment of methods for attaining it . . . . A lean and bracingly straightforward look at the core paths to the executive suite."-- "Kirkus Reviews"