Everyone wants to be CEO, the highest ranking title in the employment hierarchy. They want the big corner office at the top of the building, the big car, the big salary and the power that comes with the position With all that power comes great the responsibility of making the most important decisions that affect the company.
A good CEO is not just about the lavish lifestyle, but their ability to excel in their roles as leaders of their organizations. Make great decisions that give the business a great turnaround. There have been real life CEOs who are highly respected today around the world because of their great ability of leading their organizations through difficult times and eventually turning them into highly successful ones. Their great exploits were recorded for the future generations to emulate them.
Further outlined below are the great CEO's who did great and will be remembered in history as great leaders.
1. David Packard
From his family name, it is easy to notice that he was the CEO of the Hewlett Packard computer company. David was a firm believer that the CEO is supposed to treat the employees as human beings and not just cogs in the corporate machine. He believed that the people who create wealth have a right to share in it. This was his moral standpoint and the mission with which he led HP. He once sat in a meeting in 1949 among other CEOs.
They were discussing how to make their companies more profitable by exploiting their employees' wages and benefits. David could not take it any longer. He stood up, explained that their role as business leaders was to take care of the employees because they were the wealth creators. This opinion alienated him from the other CEO's. Despite being seen as misguided, he went on to lead HP into the technological revolution and the company emerged as a major player in Silicon Valley.
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