Believe me, when a CEO
goes home at the end of the day, he doesn't say to his wife, "Honey, as we are about to transition from the dinner table to the bedroom, we need to proactively reassess your core competencies, and maybe shift some paradigms, because I have some important issues that need to be reconciled if we want to continue to have a world-class marriage.
The role of the CEO
evolved dramatically over the past years, now offering major organizational and political challenges, along with operations.
And a 1999 survey of Fortune 1,000 CEOs
by the executive search firm Heldrick & Struggles found that 36 percent of CEOs
were grooming their CFOs for a general management position, and 33 percent were usually considered CEO
Table D in Appendix II demonstrates, however, that the mean number of levels from the CEO
does not vary significantly for those with daily, weekly, or monthly contact with the CEO
involvement must also continue well beyond an initial program launch.
Formalized in 2002, the CEO
mailbox analysis process is now streamlined.
The best opportunities for physicians with CEO
aspirations are in small communities, says health care consultant Leland Kaiser.
As Bill Swanson, chairman and CEO
of Raytheon, explains, not only do the CEO
and COO need to agree on what each will be doing, but the division of tasks needs to be communicated throughout the organization.
Most consultants agree that boards look for charisma, presence, and polish, as the CEO
must lead employees and staff while representing the organization to the public.
Wyatt, Phil, CEO
, Medical Central Online, IL, (877) 611-4636
Equally important, the CEO
signature proposal would impose undue burdens on compliant taxpayers.