For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, you know that my name is Nick and I am not a CEO; I love to paint houses, I am a part owner in a home remodeling business, and I am very much a self-aware person. However, I don’t pretend to be a CEO. What I think is I am a CEO is that I love to paint houses.
I am a self-aware person who loves to paint houses. I am going to save my self-awareness for when I paint a house and I will then discuss some of the more self-aware aspects of the process.
For the rest of the world, I am a CEO. But not for me. For me, it is more like a chairman. I get to decide what my company does and I decide how it is run. I am the boss. My job isn’t to decide what I want to do with my life, but to make it happen.
Your job is to get your boss to take the company and start moving forward. I like to draw the line between being a CEO and being a self-aware boss. The self-awareness is a great thing; it gives us a bit more control over how we do things. It also means that if you think you have a boss, you can find yourself in a situation where you are not the boss. So I am not trying to be a CEO.
I decided my job was to make a difference in this company, to get it to the next level. To me, that means going out and making decisions that are going to impact the lives of people. In my previous job I had a boss who was my father, and it was really tough to make a decision or go to a meeting without your father being there.
In other words, while your boss may be your parent, your job is your job, and as such should be done with passion. To become the CEO of a company, it’s important to do everything you can to make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons. That’s the key difference between a CEO and a chairman. In a CEO, you have to make the decision for more than one person’s sake.
In a company with a chairman, it’s all about the numbers. A CEO would not be able to get away with making decisions just because he is more powerful than his peers. A chairman can be the CEO of a company and still have the power to make the decision for his own reasons.
CEO’s and chairmans need to be in charge of the company, but to be chairman you need to have the power to make the decisions for the company. That’s what makes them different.
CEOs and chairmans have the power to make decisions on behalf of the company. They are not the ones who set policies or make the hiring, firing, and firing decision for the company.
The difference between ceo and chairman is that ceo starts out as a “CEO” and then starts to become a “chairman, CEO” by becoming one.