5 Things Every New CEO Should Know

May 22, 2024


The role of CEO is the golden ticket for many corporate leaders: the ultimate prize that fuels years, if not decades, of relentless dedication and hard work. But despite their preparations, most of the new CEOs I work with are shocked by the visibility, complexity and responsibility that comes with the corner office.

As CEO coach and consultant, I’ve helped dozens of promising leaders through their vital early days. Here are five essential lessons every new and aspiring CEO should know.