Finding Parallels Between Companies and Life

The Role of The Chief Executive Officer

Trading goods and services for money could be referred to as a business. For any economic activity to make gains there’s need to invest in it. There are state-owned, privately owned and non-profit businesses across the globe.

One of the questions that pop up in the minds of most adults and children is “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Among the most successful business executive in this century is Greg Lindberg; he has several companies in his name. As a freshman at Yale, he founded Eli Magazine and bootstrapped Eli Research to $5.0 million in revenue without any outside capital. He started out in sales, marketing and changed his profession to an assistant director in the non-profit sector and later becoming a CEO of a regional telecommunications company. He learned new skills and gained new experiences throughout his hustles. To be a great chief executive officer he is could be attributed to his excellent communication and listening skills. Their investment size ranges from $1 to $20 million for healthcare & financial sectors, $1 to $40 million for industries & services, marketing & sales and less than $200 million for insurance (revenues under $100 million). In general, everyone knows that the CEO is the boss, but few may know what the job entails on a day-to-day basis. In truth, Greg Lindberg says, the role will differ depending on the size of the business, the personality of the CEO, and the type of industry the business is in.

To excel in chief executive post one has to be good at all the aspects of the whole job or organization. A business organization is usually headed by a chief executive officer. The business organization blueprint is usually implemented by the chief executive officer. The board of directors is the one charged with the role of supervising the chief executive officer in his role of implementing the strategic plan. For government agencies, the CEO would be the head of the agency and report directly to the governor, President, etc. If the CEO is also the founder and owner of the company, there may not be a reporting body at all. The goal of any CEO will be to create goals and a strategic initiative for the organization and oversee the progress of those goals.

All the activities that require the business to be represented are always attended by the chief executive officers. For many, it will certainly take a few wrong turns along the way and trial and error. To find a job that one loves it’s important that they follow their passion.