OVERVIEW OF A CAREER IN EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT


WORKING IN LEADERSHIP AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Working as a Senior Executive

Senior Executives / Managers are responsible for developing strategies and policies to ensure an organization achieves its goals. They coordinate, plan and manage the operational activities of companies and organisations and are responsible for leading and guiding their employees to drive the business forward to ensure the business thrives!

Usually, the general direction of a company or organisation is determined by the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs). CEOs formulate and implement policies, manage business processes and ensure that goals are achieved. In larger organizations, however, these tasks can be shared by other specialized managers who tend to focus on policy formulation and strategic planning.  The managing directors and operations managers will then focus on managing day-to-day operations. 

The CEO will also conduct their organization's overall policy on a daily basis and direct the other top managers with whom he works, to filter this down to the other members of staff.  The CEO will usually report into a board of directors at larger / public organisations, but in smaller firms, his accountability will ultimately just be to his colleagues and members of staff.  Therefore a CEO’s role is ...