>> Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Becoming a Chief Executive Officer (or CEO) is not an easy feat. On the road to becoming a CEO, and once you achieve this prestigious position, you will be challenged with great tasks and difficult decisions. What sets a great CEO apart from just a good one it their commitment and passion to their career. A CEO will have the knowledge of the workings of every sector within their company, allowing them to make the most informed decisions possible. If it is your ambition and your passion to become a CEO, be sure to check out these tips for advancing your career today.
Passion is what drives us to do the things we love in life and what pushes us that one step further than we ever thought possible. Every CEO shows passion in their career; passion for the product they are selling, passion for their company or passion simply because they love what they do. If you want to be a CEO, and be good at it, make sure you take on a challenge that you feel passionate about.
Understand Finance & Accounting
If you have the ambition to one day become the CEO of a global organisation, you must first develop a deeper understanding into every aspect of the business sector. Most professionals in senior level management positions are likely to tell you that along with unbeatable management skills, you must also hold an in-depth knowledge on finance and accounting departments. Like the saying goes, ‘money makes the world go round’ and, in business, it is vital that the key decision maker of the company is highly aware of the impact that finances will have on the decision making process. In the business sector, a Master’s of Business Administration degree is highly regarded as the epitome of business education. MBA courses provide students with a wealth of knowledge, focusing on each business department with a more scientific approach. Studying an MBA degree is likely to increase your chances of becoming a CEO, by strengthening your knowledge of the inner workings of your organisation.
Be Ready to Take Risks
As with any great life changes, if you want to make it big in business you must be willing to take risks. Many CEOs have been quoted as saying that they’ve spent endless nights without sleep, anticipating a product launch or waiting for a decision from the board of directors. Countless men and women in powerful positions owe their success to risk taking. While sometimes calculated risks do pay off, you must be willing and open to accept the fact that they also may not. If you’re ambitious and looking to take the path to become the youngest CEO in history, be sure to take proactive measures today. Showing initiative and improving your skill set will go a long way in the race to become a Chief Executive Officer.