One of the most sought after job positions in the world is that of CEO, the Chief Executive Officer of a business or private organization, a shot caller and a person with great responsibility who heads up these institutions and companies. Given the fact that these are highly sought after positions, and highly skilled positions which only a handful of people can actually do, it is fair to say that it is rare for people who wish to become a CEO, to actually become one.
CEO is a fascinating position and we spoke to highly successful and inspiration CEO of Sun Capital Partners Marc Leder, to find out just what the benefits are of being a Chief Executive Officer.
If you perchance have a flick through the annual edition of the Forbes magazine rich list, you will find that the majority of men and women o that list are CEOs of some of the world’s most influential companies. Whilst CEOs at these top forms may command the biggest salary, this is also a common theme for just about every CEO in the land. Because of the sheer weight of responsibility on the shoulders of a CEO, they are handsomely rewarded and if you can attain this position, you too can bank on a very attractive salary package.
A CEO is actual the head of the board of directors within a business or company and so they don’t have quite the power that many think, with this being said they are still incredibly powerful people who can make decision which affect thousands of people. CEOs are the ones making key decisions for the future of their company, get it right an they take their company to the next level, get it wring and they could cause grave problems, or even cause the company to close, something which has happened before. With such power comes almighty responsibility and this is why Chief Execs must have certain characteristic which can help them in situations each day which requires them to use their power and influence in the right way.
Because of the attributes which one must have to be a CEO, these men and women are often asked to chair boards, or be involved in other organizations outside of their day job. Usually these positions are thing like educational facilities or charity boards and they give the CEO a chance to do good, connect with others and use their leadership skills for something else other than their day job.
There are few jobs in the world which command instant respect and a CEO is one of them, with this role you can expect to be instantly respected by many, something which many of us look for in our lives. One most be careful with this respect of course, and make sure that it is never abused, and reciprocated as often as possible.