Episode 25

How to Lead Like a CEO

With Adam Bryant
Episode 25

How to Lead Like a CEO

With Adam Bryant

The New York Times Journalist. Leadership Expert. Managing Director. Senior Advisor to Columbia University’s Reuben Mark Initiative. Author.

In addition to being a leadership expert, Adam Bryant has had a 30-year career in journalism, including 18 years at The New York Times. He created the weekly “Corner Office” column in 2009, interviewing 525 CEOs and other leaders for over a decade. He has written two popular leadership books that emerged from these interviews: Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation and The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed. Co-authored with former Amgen CEO Kevin Sharer, The CEO Test: Master the Challenges that Make or Break All Leaders, Adam released his latest book in March 2021, published by Harvard Business Review Press.


  • I greatly appreciate today's conversation — there are kernels of ideas I can use and themes that i need to explore more fully. Ross Tartell
  • Thank you for your contribution in advancing the conversation around race and diversity in the workplace. Jacqueline Dawson
  • Every episode is an enlightening experience. So fortunate to be part of Intersections. Anuradha Khanna


In addition to having joined Merryck & Co., an executive mentoring firm, as Managing Director in 2017, he has started four popular interview series on LinkedIn with board directors, CEOs and CHROs. He writes a monthly column on leadership for strategy+business magazine. Adam is also the senior adviser to the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership at Columbia University.

 

Adam joins us in this episode of Intersections to share his insights from his hundreds of interviews which he then turns into practical tools, making him a compelling voice in the ever-evolving art of leadership. With his exemplary ability to distill real-world lessons, he presents inspiring ideas and practical tools to enrich our journey in life and leadership.

“It is no coincidence that more than one executive uttered the same phrase when describing what, ultimately, is the CEO's job: "I am a student of human nature.”
Adam Bryant

The episode “How to Lead Like a CEO” offers key insights on:

  • How great leaders unify their people towards a collective purpose and the factors that allow them to obtain a 360-degree view of leadership
  • Leveraging the ability to listen as a critical leadership quality and finding a way through complexity and ambiguity
  • Importance of communication in leadership and the three ever-shifting variables of leadership

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