Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Liverpool:
"Do it your way."
Own a strategy and stick to it. Lead from the front and people will follow you and change. But always be changing to better the business.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Belfast:
"Think Big Thoughts."
Dealing with operational matters is fun. Any competent manager or subordinate can deal with operational issues.
The Executive Leaders need to deliver strategy and a business framework within which others can thrive.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Glasgow:
Remember that most of what your organisation achieves is through others, but you hire them, motivate them, fire if necessary, and also set the standard of integrity, energy, passion and commitment. lead by example, work with your colleagues , respect opinions, welcome challenges, discuss rather than decide autocratically. Never take your eye off the budgets, cash flow, debt collection and resource management / cost control..nobody, even the best accountant will do this with the same on risk commitment as you, the CEO.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in London:
Be compassionate and caring to your staff; do more listening than telling; underpromise and overdeliver; be absolutely honest and frank in your reporting.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in CABEC:
"SUCCESS IS TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD"
Keep focused upon what will both short term keep delivery real and long term a sustainable business. Remove your competition by differentiating through innovation. Keep your people moving forward and embrace change.