Tuesday, October 20, 2009
If you want to be an Executive, Think like One
When I first started my company in 2007, I remember putting the title of C.E.O. on my business card and how proud I felt. Little did I know that all I had was a title that I had made but had not yet learned what that meant. Many people want the top spot in their organization or automatically give themselves the honor (if they create the company) but are not willing to do what it takes to earn that title. I've seen many so called "executives" that have power based on position, not character. The buck stops with the true executive. They had/have the guts to take a risk to put them and their company in a better position. They see farther than others and have an intuition that helps them make wise decisions. The question I ask myself today is "What are you doing to become a true executive?". I'm in a constant state or preparation and focus which manifests itself by learning, growing, and becoming. Make sure that you are not a business card executive, but one who has been seasoned by acquired knowledge, experience, and a track record of consistent success.