BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of making the leap to CEO, featuring Cathy Logue, from Stanton Chase, and Jose Ruiz, from Alder Koten.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • What kinds of candidates are prepared to make the leap to CEO?
  • What is the typical career path of a CEO?
  • Is it still uncommon for non-operations-focused executives to become CEO, such as CFOs, CMOs, or CIOs?
  • How critical is the need for direct P&L ownership or ops experience? How can I address this if I don’t have much?
  • What challenges will executives face when seeking CEO opportunities?
  • How can I figure out if I would do well in a CEO role?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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