CEO stands for Chief Executive Officer. It is the highest-ranking corporate officer (executive) or administrator in charge of total management of an organization. You can be CEO of an agency, corporation, organization, company, and the like.
The type and/or number of a CEO’s responsibilities fluctuate, as they are set by the organization’s board of directors or other type of authority. The corporation hierarchy is diverse and while, oftentimes, a CEO is taken as a synonym for President of the company, there are instances were the CEO is under the control of a President and a vice-president. So first you’d have to define the power structure of the company your character is working for.
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Because of this, it’d be hard to pinpoint with certainty which are their solid responsibilities of a Chief Executive Officer. However, some of the most common are:
- Representing the organization at associations and other diverse activities at a local, state, and/or national level.
- Communicating, and implementing the organization’s vision, mission, and overall direction.
- Leading the development and implementation of the overall organization’s strategy.
- Formulating and implementing the strategic plan that guides the direction of the business or organization.
But this all can be very confusing if you don’t know already how organizations work and how they run—because if this is a fictional company or business, this world building is essential to understanding what your character will do. So I’d recommend researching that at first, if you haven’t. How they work, type of corporation, what your corporation does, etcetera.
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