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The job of the CEO... And how to get it!

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THE NEW ECONOMIC SCHOOL
Moscow
29th May 2012. By Waldemar Schmidt and
Katya Rudelson

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    • 1. www.winningatservice.com The job of the CEO... SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent And how to get it! Lecture at THE NEW ECONOMIC SCHOOL Moscow 29th May 2012 By Waldemar Schmidt and Katya Rudelson Egon Zehnder * Footnote 1 Quelle: Sources
    • 2. www.winningatservice.com Today’s agenda SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent 1-Introduction and background 2-Lecture: ”The job of the CEO ....and how to get it!” 3-Debate and Q&A * Footnote 2 Quelle: Sources
    • 3. www.winningatservice.com We have 2 objectives SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent 1-To inspire you to become great leaders and then successful CEOs! 2- To get your help with our career book ”From MBA to CEO” * Footnote 3 Quelle: Sources
    • 4. www. The jobMESSAGE TITLE ONLY) of the CEO....winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A in Prozent and how you get it! 1-Introduction and background * Footnote 4 Quelle: Sources
    • 5. www. The jobMESSAGE TITLE ONLY) of the CEO....winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A in Prozent and how to get it! 2-The job of the CEO By Waldemar Schmidt 3-....And how you get it By Christian Spremberg Partner Egon Zehnder * Footnote 5 Quelle: Sources
    • 6. The CEO jobwww.winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent CEO jobs come in many sizes: S/M/L/ XL/XXL. You can be a CEO of a: One-man company(S) Local company(S/M/L) Local group(M/L/XL) Business unit(S/M/L) Business segment(M/L) Country(S/M/L) Region(M/L) Global group(M/L/XL/XXL) * Footnote 6 Quelle: Sources
    • 7. The job of the CEOwww.winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent Successful CEOs create sustainable shareholder value. The 3 most important and universal things successful CEOs do are: 1-Create a vision/strategy 2-Execute 3-Create great teams * Footnote 7 Quelle: Sources
    • 8. Vision/strategywww.winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) Characteristics of a great vision: in Prozent 1-Top-down/bottom-up process 2-Appeals to all stake holders 3-Deeply rooted in the organization 4-Evergreen 5-Stretched, but realistic objectives * Footnote 8 Quelle: Sources
    • 9. Execution!www.winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent Successful execution is characterized by: 1- Sense of purpose/common vision 2- Everybody knows their roles 3- Team spirit 4- Appropriate incentive programmes * Footnote 9 Quelle: Sources
    • 10. Building great teamswww.winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent Successful teams are characterized by: 1- Diversity 2- Bosses who hire smart people 3- Balance between individual performance and team performance 4- Team members who become targets by others 5- Consistant high performance * Footnote 10 Quelle: Sources
    • 11. www.winningatservice.com How do CEOs spend their SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) time/What do CEOs do? in Prozent It depends on: •The size of the job (from S to XXL) •Your personality and style (HQ or operational type) •The situation (business cycle, strategy, etc.) But always includes the right mix of: •Vision/strategy •Execution •Building teams PS* Avoid the “CEO celebrity trap!” Footnote 11 Quelle: Sources
    • 12. The WS leadership matrixwww.winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent The The Great Charismatic Leader Leader Vision The Mediocre The Effective Manager Manager Execution * Footnote 12 Quelle: Sources
    • 13. www.winningatservice.com Characteristics of a great SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent leader (1) Passion for people and very high level of emotional intelligence Balanced personality Sound judgment Curious and eager to learn Strong team player Very high level of energy Excellent communicator with all stakeholders * Footnote 13 Quelle: Sources
    • 14. www.winningatservice.com Characteristics of a great SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) leader (2) in Prozent Takes initiatives and takes on responsibilities Reliable/delivers on promises Interested in all business functions and understands what drives the business Understands the “Big Picture” and “The Details” equally well Does not complicate. Simplifies * Footnote 14 Removes roadblocks Quelle: Sources
    • 15. www.winningatservice Most successful global CEOs have.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) such early experiences as: in Prozent  Worked 60-80 hours per week  Prioritized work over private life  Lived abroad with family learning new language(s) and culture(s)  Taken on responsibility  Worked under stressful situations  Worked during all types of business cycles  Had roles in finance, supply chain, sales, etc.  Listened to all stakeholders before making decisions * Footnote 15 Quelle: Sources
    • 16. www.winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) How is it to be a CEO? in Prozent It depends: Great leaders: If you know your business well, if you have created a great vision/strategy and if you have built a great team, it is a dream to be a CEO! Bad leaders: If you are a micro manager and a control freak, it is a nightmare not only for yourself….but also for everybody else! * Footnote 16 Quelle: Sources
    • 17. www.winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) And now to the second part in Prozent of the lecture: ”How to get the CEO job!” By Katya Rudelson Egon Zehnder * Footnote 17 Quelle: Sources
    • 18. www. 3-Q&A and debate:winningatservice.com SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent Your burning questions? The floor is yours * Footnote 18 Quelle: Sources
    • 19. ”The job of the CEO...www.winningatservice.com And how you get it” SUBTITLE (IF THERE IS A MESSAGE TITLE ONLY) in Prozent Book with the working title: ”From MBA to CEO” Egon Zehnder International www.egonzehnder.com Go to: Your career waldemarschmidt@gmail.com * Footnote 19 Quelle: Sources

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