Being a CEO is not easy because they need to manage all of the different teams that follow orders to conduct micro-management. CEOs engage in daily meetings as well as responding to emails majority of their work days (Trapp, 2018). Although this process is a standard procedure for any office or business worker, a CEO oversees majority of the decision making processes. Their influence makes their position the most stressful because anything that happens to the company whether good or bad is the CEO’s responsibility (Trapp, 2018).
One thing I noticed about executives is that they are mainly a peoples person, meaning their main job is to interact with and to get to know each and every person they are working with. Since an executive manages so many parts of the organization, they work with a lot of different people and therefore one of their main challenges is being a social butterfly in both external and internal parts of the business. They should appeal not only to their clients and customers, but also to their employees for a stronger work relationship. An executive also focuses on understanding what their employees “…value, what they love to do, what they care about, and what they stand for.” (Kouzes & Posner, 2017, pg. 4) This will then formulate into a trusting relationship across the company fostering a better work environment. By showing our vulnerable state and sharing our challenges with the CEO, it brings your whole company together (Kouzes & Posner, 2017, pg. 5).
CEOs shape the company by teaching their employees. Once the training has been established, they become independent managers for the firm that work closely with the CEO in making decisions. This is how the corporate culture is formed (Leidecker, Bruno, & Yanow, 1988, pg. 2). A CEO’s job is to teach their employees to ensure that the importance of cohesive management styles stay consistent throughout the company. As the top to down management is essential for maintaining a functional organization, training people to make their own decisions is vital because the CEO needs to move on to other more important tasks.
Executives work intensively with management. Especially time management because there is not enough time in a day to finish all of the tasks (Trapp, 2018). They also need to make sure the internal control is effective regarding the middle and lower management (Leidecker, Bruno, & Yanow, 1988, pg. 2). If one level of management is neglected, it can cause a rippling effect which can create more harm if not prevented at the beginning. The most important thing is to be flexible and allow room for change. Although a plan may have been set up and ready to proceed, there should be room for improvements to ensure the best cost and benefit analyzed decision (Leidecker, Bruno, & Yanow, 1988, pg. 3).
Executives are one of the most complex forms of leadership. Their position is risky as they are decision makers who have a whole organization relying on their actions. To function as a whole, executives also rely on their employees to make independent decisions as well. After all a business is not easily manageable by one person; the more leaders there are, the better the results because the essential tasks can be delegated to the right persons. Being an executive or a leader does not mean doing things on your own; it is about being able to manage your own tasks, as well as knowing when to seek for help from others to collaborate to make better decisions.
Chief Executive Officer, known as a top level management position in a business hierarchy. Some of their
responsibilities are acting as the primary spokesperson as the company, identify problems/opportunities and
address it with a solution, or establishing the businesses culture and overall vision. Furthermore, this position
is known to be the highest ranked within an organization. ” To be successful in this stage, CEOs must be strong,
charismatic leaders; imaginative and intuitive problem solving; effective communicators; and experts in areas