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Expect the Unexpected. The experiences of first-time CEOs.

Exchanges16 Expect the Unexpected

EXCHANGES is the annual CEO study by The River Group. It is based on conversations with CEOs from around the world. The 2016 report is entitled Expect The Unexpected and is about the experience of becoming CEO for the first time. 

This report summarizes our study, which was based on in-depth conversations with 75 CEOs during 2015. We asked the CEOs: “How prepared were you?” “What were the biggest surprises?” “What are the best and worst parts of the job?” “In what way is the job different from other leadership roles?”  The report is organized under six core themes or ‘experiences’ of the first-time CEO, as described to us. 

Download EXCHANGES16 to:

  • Discover what the CEOs wished they'd known before stepping into the role.
  • Read compiled advice from CEOs for those preparing for, or aspiring to take on, the role.
  • Learn key takeaways from those that have been there and done it.
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