The Role Of A Chief Executive Officer

3092 Words Nov 30th, 2014 13 Pages
Introduction
The Road to Becoming an Executive
At some point in life, people dream of being the boss in the work place. Whether it is owning a business, being a supervisor, or being an executive, at some point being in charge seems like the place to be. However, it takes a lot to be a leader and not everyone is cut out for the leadership role. A major leadership role that most organizations have is a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). CEOs are considered the head of a corporation and are responsible for providing direction for the company and making certain that goals are met. CEOs can work at a wide variety of businesses, from small businesses to corporations with thousands of employees. The road to becoming an executive is not an easy one. Personality, education, and experience are attributes that make up a successful executive and prepares a person for a leadership role. So, how does an individual become a CEO?
Education
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014), “education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience”. Majors for aspiring CEOs might include liberal arts and business or public administration. Additionally, if a prospective CEO plans to enter a specific industry such as healthcare, prior coursework or a bachelor 's degree in that field can be useful. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014) also suggests that…
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