Let’s be honest, we would all one day love to become the CEO of a major corporation, making powerful business decisions, earning an insane salary and counting on having power, respect and influence in all quarters. The reason why there are so few CEOs in the world, and also the reason why they are paid so well, is down t o the fact that it is not an easy job to do, and not everyone is able to do it.
CEOs come from all walks of life, some were natural whizz kids like Mark Zuckerberg who took their company to the top, others like the inspirational Gary G Friedman had to work hard and smart to get to where they are. One thing that does bring all of these people together however, is the core skill set which they possess, and which if you want to achieve this position one day, you too will need in your arsenal.
Nobody becomes a chief Exec by accident and in order to attain this position you need to have all out hunger and desire to achieve it. From the very get go you must be clearly focussed on what you want to achieve, and then dedicate your time and your efforts in achieving it.
Something that CEOs do extremely well is inspiring others and whilst you can work on this skill, most of the world’s most successful CEOs have the natural ability to be able to inspire those around them.
CEOs must be results driven throughout their careers in order to get to where they are. The difference however between someone that gets consistently good results, and someone who becomes CEO, is that the latter has the kind of mind which is always looking forward. The reason this is such as desirable quality in a CEO is that forward thinking greatly helps businesses, it helps them to find new ways of success and it also helps them prepare for upcoming problems.
Some people seem to think that for someone to become a CEO they need act like an almighty dictator but this simply is not true. In actual fact those who have dreams of reaching this position will need all of the help that they can and so having the ability to create and build relationships is vitally important.
Most of the worlds most successful Chief Executive Officers can be measured in terms of their quality by the team that they have built around them. Understanding what qualities make a great team is a tough skill to master, and going ahead and building that team is even harder. A team is only worth the sum of its parts and it is the responsibility of the CEO to create a team of people who not only believe in what they are trying to do, but that are prepared to work in unison to achieve it.