Chief Executive Officers

  • Petter GottschalkEmail author


A number of characteristics make the role of a CEO distinctly different from other leadership and management roles. Being a CEO means bearing full responsibility for an organization’s success or failure, but being unable to control most of what will determine it; having more authority than anyone else in the organization, but being unable to wield it without unhappy consequences. CEOs’ mindsets and strategic beliefs are likely to be instantiated to a significant degree in their firms’ current strategies.


Responsibility Accountability Charisma Compensation Power Influence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Leadership and Organizational BehaviourBI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloNorway

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