A CEO’s or General Manager’s role and ideal profile is a much-discussed topic. This interest is not surprising because of the importance of their position for an organisation. As head of the company, their profile must match the strategy and vision of the company. Themes such as digital transformation, sustainability, social responsibility and being a good employer play an increasingly important role in this position.
The CEO or General Manager is the representative of the organisation. They steer the company and connect the internal organisation to the outside environment. A clear and coherent strategy and mission are essential in this respect. By leading authentically and passionately, the CEO or General Manager knows how to inspire people and teams.
Depending on the structure, a company may have a Managing Director and a CEO. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and in some structures, they are the Chairman of this Board. Where the CEO focuses on the company strategy and plans, the Managing Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations. Authentic leadership, connecting and inspiring are crucial qualities for both profiles.
Selecting a CEO, Managing Director or General Manager is a significant choice. One that helps determine the future of your organisation. We believe a successful match goes beyond having the required experience and competencies. That is why we look at organisations and candidates from a different perspective. We truly believe listening is vital. Because: we value the art of active observation and keen listening.