It is well to remember that the office of Chief Executive is in part a symbol of the nation and that leaders in a nation may differ in their own house but they have instant solidarity in the presence of foreign attack— Herbert Hoover
Most Powerful Chief Executive Officer quotations
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
It is the duty of every good officer to obey any orders given him by his commander-in-chief.
Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office of mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings - at the expense of building their companies for the long term.
Life is very good. I'm the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless trade association, the CTIA.
Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport's successful and you're its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record.
Ideas hold little intrinsic value without execution.
At the heart of any good business is a chief executive officer with one.
[Former chief executives] come away thinking that America needs a strong, functioning presidency to succeed, and they become very protective of that office. Democrats and Republicans alike are willing to put aside their own party's self-interest to preserve the presidency. That's been true over the decades.
There is no constitutional or legal requirement that the President shall take the oath of office in the presence of the People but there is so manifest an appropriateness in the public induction to office of the chief executive officer of the nation that from the beginning of the Government the people to whose service the official oath consecrates the officer, have been called to witness the solemn ceremonial
Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.
The reason is still difficult to explain, but it is not complicated.
That inner voice that will not be denied, once we learn to listen to it, had whispered since the beginning, "Business is not what your life is about. Founding VISA and being its chief executive officer is something you must do, but it's only preparatory."
An inadequate chief executive officer's time at the top is always too long no matter how short.
Last year, the journalist Malcolm Gladwell conducted a survey of chief executive officers of Fortune 500 companies for his book Blink. He discovered that while in the US population 14.5 per cent of all men are 6ft (1.83m) or taller, among CEOs of Fortune 500 companies the proportion is 58 per cent. And while 3.9 per cent of American adults are 6ft 2in or taller, almost a third of the CEOs were that tall.