If you’re looking to crack into the suites of Chief Executive Officer for any company, we’ve got some expert tips to help you get there and boost yourself up to recognizable occupational stardom. From the basic to the complex, here’s everything you need to know to be a CEO.
Bite The Bullet
You’re going to have to do things in your career span that you’re going to hate. Republic Services’ CEO Donald Slager started in the waste management industry as a teenage worker. Now, 35 years later, he’s CEO of the second largest company in that field. Sometimes, you have to stick to your job and grind it out to get to the top. “Do the job you have well and if you do the job you have all, someone is going to come around ask you to do the next job” said Slager.
Be A Learner
CEOs are constantly learning themselves. Imagine yourself as a sponge, absorbing all the information around you. Every fault is an opportunity to learn how to run things more smooth. Take note of your strengths and weakness, and focus on how you can turn those weaknesses into strengths.
Don’t Be Afraid To Intern
Everyone wants to get paid, but starting unpaid and never giving up, even through the tough times is a major key to success. Don’t ever think you deserve more or better, but instead show your employers that you do and they will recognize it.
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