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Previously it was thought that it takes an average of about 24-26 working years to land a chief executive role. However, a new study has revealed that there is an increasing trend of workers making it into the top office in their 40’s. Over 40 per cent of current FTSE-100 CEO’s fall between the ages of thirty and forty. If you’re in the middle of your career and you’re wondering how to make it into the corner office, use these four tips as building blocks in your plan. Then start hunting for those chief executive jobs.
1. Get an MBA – if you want to
Recently an MBA has come to be regarded as a must-have if you wanted to shoot straight into the top salaried roles. However recent studies show that only one in three chief executives hold an MBA. This might just represent a generational shift as the MBA becomes the norm amongst the new generation of business leaders.
2. Figure out a strategy
It might be a good idea to write out a plan for your career. Write out detailed business plans for your own business projects too. Take a look at case studies and biographies written on the leaders you admire and figure out how they got to the top.
3. A good CEO has multidisciplinary experience
That means finance, sales, marketing, production, hr, operations, etc. Of course you don’t have to do everything – but it’s essential to have a solid spread of experience to be able to confidently lead a business with a variety of functions.
4 . Work on your social skills
Being a good team player is an essential skill that many recruiters place at the top of their list. What good is being talented if you can’t communicate your ideas to other people?
The good news is that all of the qualities needed to be a CEO can be learned with a little hard work. Being a CEO isn’t something that’s so much in the DNA but something that is acquired through the right experience and gaining the right traits.