‘One of the best business books’ – Harper’s Bazaar
From CIA to CEO is an ops manual and one-of-a-kind tradecraft toolkit for leaders and entrepreneurs that reveals how the rarefied techniques of the CIA can help anyone find their voice, discover their potential, and thrive in the world of business. Agent-turned-entrepreneur Rupal Patel shares the unique skills she developed as a woman and field agent in the high-stakes, alpha-male world of the CIA, and combines those clandestine insights with her experiences as a business leader and advisor. Each chapter brings tools and tips from the top-secret world of the CIA into everyday living and leading, including methods like Profiling and Situational Awareness that uncover and amplify strengths, and game-changing new frameworks like Identity Driven Leadership and Personal Energy Mapping that unleash performance and develop steel-core confidence.
Full of motivating stories and truly unique exercises, From CIA to CEO shows readers how to leverage the CIA mindset to remake the rules and become unstoppable on their way to Mission Success.