How can I become a CEO


  • 1

    Understand what a CEO is doing. The CEO of a company is not necessarily the founder or owner; a CEO is actually something like an entrepreneur. A CEO isn't just an accountant or an office monkey. Rather, the CEO's job is to run the company: he leads financial decisions, solves imbalances, and keeps things going so that there is more profit every single year. This means that a great CEO is a combination of a person with ideas (like an entrepreneur) who is willing to take risks and think big; a person who lends a hand, closely monitors all money and personal issues and is always ready to examine things in detail until everything is perfect.

  • 2

    Rely on your experiences. Most CEOs get their position after many years - sometimes decades - in the same industry or even the same company. Once you get to the top, don't forget your roots. Use everything you know about your business (or line of business) to run it as efficiently as possible: differences between written principles and “practical” guidelines; Connections that can give you insight into places with which you are no longer closely connected; Attitudes and attitudes towards the company among employees at lower levels.

  • 3

    Lead with visions.To be a really great CEO, you need to be in control of your company by shaping the workplace environment to have a clear and tangible culture. In other words, a great leader makes his employees feel like they are part of something really special, something bigger and more important than anyone who is part of the whole. Your attitude and actions towards your workforce clearly determine the pace at every level of the company.
    • Ask everything of your employees, but allow them to make mistakes. Show them that the company believes in them enough that they keep trying until they get it - as long as they are good enough at their job to do it well. Encourage productivity by encouraging risk-taking and personal judgment. You always have the final say when something isn't going well for business.
  • 4

    Be clear. As a CEO, your job is to run the entire business. Even if you delegate many of the daily tasks to your subordinates, you are the one with the eagle eye who sees the whole pattern of the company, how it breathes and changes over time. You should keep this in mind, use what you see and know how to communicate your plans to your employees and explain decisions clearly, completely and openly. If they know what your vision is for the company, it will be much easier for them to realize that vision.

  • 5

    Stay connected.Never succumb to the misconception that the CEO lives and works in an ivory tower while the rest of the business is below it and is led by remote orders from above. An effective CEO is always right in the middle: he visits every department, helps with any tasks he can help with, speaks to employees and listens to their feedback. Inevitably, some of your time will be spent at the top, planning ahead and rethinking everything, but the rest of your time should be spent right in the middle of the action.
    • Feel free to use your detailed leadership style if you need to show someone how you would like them to do something. Don't just abuse them or just tell them what they're doing wrong; Instead, take the lead and do it yourself, explaining the reason for each step and action to them. A great CEO sets an example and doesn't offend.
  • 6

    Be strategic. Once you've become CEO, your job is first and foremost the future of the company. You have to be ready to think six steps ahead, see around the next corner, and guess what the future will bring. Keep up with trends and always think about your company's place in the business world as a whole. So how can you stay on top? And if you aren't, how can you outperform your competitors? If these are the questions that will help guide your business strategy, then you will be the most effective CEO that you can be.