Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Think like a CEO

Jeffrey Fox and Robert Reiss wrote The Transformative CEO: Lessons from Industry Game-Changers.

First, if you think you should be boss someday, you need to start small. Just like the idea that you should dress for the job you want rather than the one you have, you need to think ahead, too. In other words--what would Steve Jobs do?

Aim to get hired by a culture you respect. Determine the company's culture--touchy-feely, hard driving, consensus-oriented?

Take risks. If you have new ideas, speak up.

If you use a to-do list, just crossing items off does not mean you are getting anywhere. You want to be working off the boss's to-do list.

CEOs challenge industry standards--they go right to basics and don't tinker around the fringes.

That illustration is just for fun. Most bosses these days look more like Justin Timberlake.

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