On #7: Even a CEO is Still Only Human

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On #7: Even a CEO is Still Only Human
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States

I gained a better understanding upon review of the seven most common surprises for new CEO's. I also favor the idea of servant leadership, which the seven most common surprises for new CEO's prompted me to consider. It would be difficult to remain humble when in charge of an entire organization, however, it is important to have reasonable expectations going into the job, of oneself, and your capabilities as the seven surprises explains.
Can a CEO ever really leave the office and business concerns behind and not be thinking and worrying 24/7, especially during the first several years?

Even a CEO is not Omnipotent
Regis Nyere, Financial Consultant, Zimbabwe
Porter's 7 surprises is quite a helpful insight into the CEO's role.
Many CEOs in my country fail in their duties because they consider themselves omnipotent, omnipresent and, yes, omniscient. They fail to realise the importance of the support of those they lead.

How a CEO Can Be Servant Leader
KATHRYN STEINER, MBA, Entrepreneur, United States
Hello Regis, there has been alot written about servant leadership. When we studied about leadership within my MBA program, there were examples and discussions revolving around servant leadership.
I believe that there are benefits and challenges with implementing servant leadership, however, when accomplished effectively, this method can achieve great results.
One example of servant leadership may be taking a pay cut to avoid laying off or reducing the salaries of lower paying employees, foregoing a bonus, and making other adjustments to accommodate the greater good of the employees and stakeholders.



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