Episode #188 // Going from Boss to CEO

"The CEO of a business is the person that holds the big vision."
- Emily Thompson

It’s time to step into the role of CEO in your business. Today we’re talking about the difference between being “boss” and being “CEO,” how you can own the title of CEO, and we’re breaking down the different types of CEOs so you can identify your strengths and weaknesses as a CEO.

“The CEO of a business is the person that holds the big vision.” -Emily Thompson

“When you know what you want, you can actually start moving towards it.” -Emily Thompson

“If I sit down and I start tracking my time in an app like Timely, for example, I realize I can get so much done in such little time. It helps me really focus more than anything. And it helps me know where my time and energy is going to make sure I’m being most productive whenever I’m sitting down at my laptop.” -Kathleen Shannon

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What does it mean to step into your role of CEO
  • The difference between "boss" and "CEO"
  • When Emily and Kathleen first felt themselves owning the title of CEO
  • Examining the strengths & weaknesses of the 4 different types of CEOs
  • The Get Shit Done CEO
  • The Free Spirit CEO
  • The Intuitive Woo CEO
  • The Visionary CEO

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One thought on “Episode #188 // Going from Boss to CEO

  1. Hearing this episode made me think of some wisdom that I heard: “Maybe YOU are the CEO you have always been looking for”. I can relate to both of your journeys from boss to CEO in a big way.
    After over a decade of being the bosses of our business, my partner and I had been considering hiring a CEO from the outside to grow our company (and to relieve us from burn-out).
    But some big mental shifts happened instead, and I realized that I could be that CEO – I just needed to change my mindset and my role. It has taken a year, but it has been totally worth it. The business runs better, and “Holding the vision” is my primary role.
    Thanks for sharing, ladies!

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