To become a CEO, think like a CEO

For most of us there is a process to career success. First we need to establish our footing, then learn the ropes, demonstrate our talents, and gradually move up the corporate ladder until we reach the very top. After all, becoming CEO is the ultimate goal, isn’t it?

But only so many people can make it to C-Level, and fewer still actually become a CEO. Probably because most don’t understand that they need to think like a CEO, in order to become one.

So how does a CEO think?

Over the last 35 years I’ve been lucky to work with hundreds of organizations, and have had the privilege to meet, observe, and work with several amazing CEOs. (And a few not-so-amazing CEOs of course, but this post isn’t about them.)


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