“The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.” — Michael Porter
Recently someone asked me what skills I thought CEOs would appreciate.
Well, far too often people are so focused on what they themselves want that they forget to talk about the benefits for the company and CEO.
One could argue that it’s the role of the CEO to make sure that their employees (who the CEO actually works for!) are happy and put in the best possible position to succeed.
However, the CEO also has wills, wants, and needs. If more people would look at where their interests overlap with those of the CEO, they’d be far more likely to get the things they want.
This is not to say “Oh, poor CEOs must have it so, so hard.”
Most of them are very well compensated for the things they have to/get to deal with.
That being said, it might serve employees well to have a certain level of understanding whether or not the CEO shows them the same courtesy.
Also, this doesn’t just apply to employees and CEOs. It applies to every single person on the planet.
A little more understanding goes a long, long way.
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