The role of Chief Operating Officer is clearly important.
In fact, it's arguable that the number two position is the toughest job in a company.
COOs play a critical part in executing the strategies developed by top management. And, in many cases, they are being groomed-or test-driven-as the firm's CEO-elect. Riding Shotgun provides unique insight into this little-understood role.
The authors develop a framework that illustrates who the COO is, why a company should create this position, and what the challenges associated with this job entail.
Drawing heavily on first-person accounts from top executives, the authors offer a set of strategies to inform individuals who aspire to serve as COO.
With a new preface and conclusion, and even more interviews from some of the most established and important companies in today's economy, this book is a one-of-a-kind resource for the C-suite and the boardroom.