Sunday, November 24, 2013
Let's Change the Anatomy of the World's Top CEOs
According to the graphic "Anatomy of the World's Top-Performing CEOs" created by Domo the average CEO is a married guy with a receding hairline who has 3.1 children (I feel sorry for that .1 child).
Furthermore he went to some fancy college. On the other hand, only 29 percent hold an MBA and 61 percent were educated outside of the United States.
Here's a stat that should make you smile, 79 percent were promoted from within; meaning hang in there and you can make your way up the corporate ladder.
Here's another plus. Many of the top companies are in California.
How old are these guys? Receding hairlines and 3.1 children implies middle age. It seems that experience (not just education) has a lot to do with a CEOs capabilities.
What else is missing?
Women. Only two of the top 100 CEOs are women!
Why in the 21st century do you think there are so few top women CEOs? Do women dislike being CEOs? Are women not cut out to be CEOs? You can't just say it's because there are so many great foreign companies--34 percent of the Top 100 companies are in the U.S. How does gender contribute to this lopsided statistic?