Do You Have What It Takes To Be A CEO?

by Derek Loosvelt | November 16, 2007

Bloomberg News columnist Michael Lewis has grown so disheartened by the recent gambles, fumbles and CEO firings covering headlines that he's thrown his own name into the running for the open Citigroup chief executive job.  But before doing so, in his latest column, he analyzed the qualifications that a candidate for any CEO spot of one of the country's largest banks must possess, discovering that the position has some difficult requirements, including "an extraordinary ability to be paid huge sums of money each year without losing composure" and being able to "organize [your] subordinates so thoroughly that, when the end comes, as it must, no one is really qualified to replace [you]."

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