CHAPTER 7 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1) What 3 characteristics did Drucker define as being unique to a CEO? 2) In the story box on page 248 Frances Hesselbein, CEO of The Girls Scouts, states that "leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do." What does she mean? 3) How did Frank Weise, CEO of Cott Beverage, import his personality on the company when he took over? (Story box starting on page 251.) 4) How did Richard Block, president of AGI, have an impact on the actions of the company after touring the company's largest plant in Melrose Park, Illinois? (Story box on page 256.) 5) What does Drucker mean by, "Each of us is a CEO?"
“ CEO’S HAVE WORK OF THEIR OWN. IT IS WORK ONLY CEO’S CAN DO, BUT ALSO WORK WHICH CEO’S MUST DO. EACH KNOWLEDGE WORKER MUST THINK & BEHAVE LIKE A CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.”
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER TYPICALLY THE HIGHEST-RANKING CORPORATE OFFICER (EXECUTIVE) IN CHARGE OF TOTAL MANAGEMENT OF A CORPORATION/COMPANY/ORGANIZATION/AGENCY, REPORTING TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. WHAT QUALITIES MUST SUCCESSFUL CEO’S POSSESS?
DRUCKER’S CHARACTERISTICS UNIQUE TO A CEO 1) VISIONARY -MUST HAVE A BROAD FIELD OF VISION. 2) SYMBOLIC -MUST REPRESENT THE ORGANIZATION’S CHARACTER & PERSONALITY. 3) INFLUENTIAL -MUST BE ABLE TO INFLUENCE PEOPLE, INDIVIDUALLY & COLLECTIVELY.