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The changing roles of the CEO

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Just as each phase of business growth has its own challenges and opportunities, a business leader needs to adapt to each change within the business. As a CEO, that usually means that your role changes alongside your company. This unit teaches you about the hats you’ll need to wear during each phase of business growth, including when to make decisions, when to delegate and when to stop focusing on what’s happening within the business and start setting your sights externally.

ANZ Business Growth Online Program introduction to module 3, presented by Dr Jana Matthews, Australian Centre for Business Growth at UniSA.

What you'll learn

  1. When to stop micromanaging your business
  2. How to adapt your leadership style for each phase of growth
  3. When to start delegating or building executive teams
  4. The different roles you have to play to enhance your business
  5. When to switch your focus from internal to external and vice versa

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