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Aspire to be a CEO: Get closer to your customer. Be a salesman.

Is it a coincidence that majority of corporate Presidents started as a salesman or were sales people at some point in their career?Selling is a super critical function. Selling possibly is the only function that gets up close and personal to your customer. A sales person starts to  understanding customer’s likes, dislikes and idiosyncrasies. They […]

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Aspire to be a CEO: Avoid Office Politics

Another common myth is that people think that the road to the top is by being either ‘at the feet’ or ‘at the throat’. They make politicking a virtue and an obvious way of life. Such people survive in poor organizations.Rampant office politics is sign of a weak leader. It stems from incompetence, inefficiency and […]

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Aspire to be a CEO?: Seek Line Jobs, Avoid Staff Jobs.

Why do we say that? Well for starters, let us see the difference between Line jobs and Staff jobs. Line jobs make money for your organization. In some places they are also called profit centers. Line jobs bring in money and have direct relationship with profit and loss. They impact the business and bottom line […]