A few days ago, I had the opportunity to be part of a meeting with the senior leadership team of a large bank. A very very large one.
They were looking for a CEO. Nope they were not interviewing me for that role, but just that thought is itself funny ?
In any case, the topic of how they would select the next CEO came up.
The leaders had the criteria for CEO super clear in their mind.
Requirements 1 and 2 had no mention of academics or achievements or credentials.
Requirement number 1 was humility. And requirement number 2 was alignment to their culture. Everything else, was quite literally, tertiary.
What abilities are we looking to build if we want to become CEO?