CEO’s often get the bulk of the credit for successful business leadership. It’s easy to credit the work of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Tim cook for their success at their respective companies. However new research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that we may learn more about leadership in business from the second-in-command rather than the CEO.
To help illustrate this point, a team of hiring methodology consultants from Topgrading analyzed and identified the second-in-command at each of America’s most well-known companies. The goal was to try and measure their impact of the second-in command by looking at their background and how they came to be at their current position. They turned that research into an infographic that can been seen below.