What kind of CEO do you want to be?

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Most groups of organized people have a chief executive officer (CEO). Even if there isn’t anyone with the title of CEO, there is usually someone acting as the CEO.

The CEO’s job is to be the chief leader and decision maker. The CEO is directly responsible for the whole organization. These responsibilities include:

  • Determine core company values, and personify these values
  • Create the company culture
  • Set the purpose and meaning of the organization
  • Set short and long term goals
  • Evaluate progress
  • Re-evaluate core values, goals, etc.
  • Make the tough decisions
  • Communicate clearly, internally and externally
  • Watch the finances and budget
  • …and more!

This is one heck of a demanding position. But it is very important. A good CEO can make a company, and a bad CEO can easily break a company.

Most people will never be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Most will never be the CEO of any company, large or small.

Does this mean can write off having any CEO responsibilities?

Nope.

You are still the CEO of a one-man organization: yourself. No one will do this job for you, and no one can do this job for you.

So how are you going to run your life?

  • What are your core values?
  • Do you personify these values?
  • What are you short and long term goals?
  • What do you intend to do with your life?
  • How will you know you are on the right track?
  • How will you re-evaluate your values?
  • How will you re-evaluate your goals?
  • How are you managing your relationships?
  • How are you managing your money?

A good CEO can make a company, and a bad CEO can easily break a company.

What kind of CEO do you want to be?

P.S. This is post number #57 in a 100 day blogging challenge. See you tomorrow!

P.P.S. This post is kind of a cheat post. It is from an old blog that never got off the ground and I deleted. But I like this post and am giving it a new place to live on the web.

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