• What Are Executives Paid For? In a Word, Their Judgment

    12 days ago - By Business

    Shortly after I was hired as vice president of a large transportation company in Baltimore, the owner decided to hire another man to oversee much of my work in expanding the company. Ron came in with his own executive assistant who had been with him through previous jobs, and he came with a wealth of experience and knowledge.
    I was still fairly young and, while I had been in management positions, was not an executive in the real sense of the word. I remember one day, Ron's executive assistant told me that in no uncertain terms. She said, "You're not an executive." It was a pejorative jab...
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