Seven Habits of Effective CEOs discusses the top seven tasks that a chief executive officer should address in order to be as effective as possible. The suggestions cover a broad range of topics, including the need to focus on areas of competence within a business, why the CEO should foster a culture of attacking problems, and how to focus attention on just a few key decisions. You’ll learn how these recommendations vary from the contents of a typical CEO job description so that you may bring forth positive, long-term forward progress.
Balance Aggression and Caution. Focus on Areas of Competence. Insist on the Best Possible Management Team. Swarm on Problems. Organize and Plan. Focus on a Few Decisions. Think Long Term.
CPAs, CFOs, controllers, leaders and managers.
Note the difference between being effective and efficient, citing examples of each. Identify the key elements of a balanced approach, noting ways to adopt this approach as well as subsequent outcomes. Recognize the level of planning needed so that a CEO can ensure that projects are completed. Identify steps in the process that a CEO follows in order to focus on the most essential decisions, noting processes that may derail forward progress or result in inefficiencies. Specify the benefits of having a chief operating officer on staff.
Steven Bragg, Western CPE
Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.
Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).
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