The CEO X-Factor: Secrets for Success from South Africa’s Top Money Makers (Paperback) KC Rottok Chesaina

The CEO X-factor shows that to reach the top is about much more than the money – it requires a very specific kind of character, straightforward strategies, a true focus on people and a value-driven approach. Read more below.

KC Rottok Chesaina


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Chief executive officers (CEOs) can make millions of rands in profit, build up a business from nothing or turn around a company that was on the verge of bankruptcy. Inspiring with their relentless drive, strong leadership and innovation that can turn whole industries on their head, they are the dynamos of our economy.

What is the CEO X-factor that ensures their stratospheric success?

Chartered accountant and writer, KC Rottok Chesaina, seeks to uncover the unique personality traits, business acumen and leadership values that have turned them into captains of industry.

Based on extensive interviews with the leaders of some of our top companies, including Vodacom, Bidvest, Capitec, Pamodzi Gold, Discovery Health, Nedbank, Sanlam, Momentum, Nampak, Exxaro and PWC Africa, the book takes you to the heart of corporate South Africa.