It's hard to write a headline for a CEO
column, because headlines are supposed to reveal the main news nugget of the story, and most CEO
columns are embarrassingly bereft of news nuggets.
Many of the CEO
/MDs I know were promoted to the top spot from their role as CMO or EVP--just as COOs have traditionally been promoted to CEO
Of course, even to be considered for a CEO
post, a CFO must have already developed an impressive array of abilities.
Sandler, Chairman and CEO
, World Savings Bank, FSB, Oakland, Calif.
Table C in Appendix II summarizes the responses by CEO
The role of the CEO
in diversity is to be lead dog, not to ride in the sled," asserted David Bell, co-chairman of the advertising conglomerate Interpublic Group.
Because the CEO
mailbox is available in Canada's two official languages (French and English), the team had to ensure they could interpret and respond to submissions in both languages.
Does the COO fit the CEO
in terms of personality, skills and style?
One consultant put it this way: "A CEO
needs to know how to relate to the common man.
Hage, chairman and CEO
, Home Federal Bank, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Wessinger, Mike, CEO
, Pointclickcare, ON, (800) 277-5889
While the senior officers (including the CEO
and CFO) remain ultimately responsible for the company's compliance with the tax laws--and all other laws--it would be rare that a CEO
could be personally involved in, or knowledgeable about, the plethora of tax rules that apply to literally thousands of transactions that are reflected in the company's tax returns.