Rethinking The CEO Title

The title “Chief Executive Officer” doesn’t really say very much about what the person is supposed to do. Yes, they’re an officer. Got that. They’re an “executive” — got that too, whatever that means. And of all the executive officers, they’re the “chief”. Sure. But, I’d still argue that overall, the title doesn’t really work anymore. It doesn’t convey anything. CFOs are about finance. CMOs are about marketing. CIOs are about information. But, a CEO? They’re about being an executive?

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Andrew Edwards