A CEO shall perform many and different functions to lead the business to the top. However, only the good ones know how to organize their time to fulfill all the responsibilities required, although it is a key aspect on the success of their companies.
Good CEO´s know how to manage their time in order to fulfill their responsibilities and lead their companies to the to business summit
From Lexington we list five skills you should have in mind if you want to become a successful CEO:
1. Know how to manage conflicts:
A good CEO should be permanently prepared for the unexpected. Being able to manage conflicts and control adverse situations that arise in the business environment are key skills for success.
2. Be the face of the company:
How you move, how you talk and how is your image are key aspects, as they are the cover letter of your company. Your decisions will determine the perception and reputation of the business.
Besides, to work in an optimal environment with adapted offices to the rhythms of your company, will also impact on the opinion of your own customers and how to work with your employees.
3. Have a future vision:
Sometimes, when one is absorbed in the routine of the company, is easy to forget what the real goal is, so a good CEO shall have a broad long-term perspective, be ambitious and never forget his / her entrepreneurial spirit.
4. Build corporate culture:
As director of your company, you shall set the strategic direction (mission, vision and objectives), that the rest of the organization will follow. Through this, you will achieve that employees know the business essence, and all of them will pursue the same objectives, avoiding individualized work.
Knowing how to convey the corporate culture and motivate your employees will lead you to become a successful CEO
5. Put customers as the epicentre of the company:
A good CEO should be aware that customers are the key to the company. So it will be essential to analyse and understand their thoughts, habits and behaviours, and always act guided to give services, placing customers in the centre of activity of the company.
Thus, a good business leader shall be able to make important decisions and take big risks, but when they are executed from humility and respect, success just … appear.
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk”.