A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a small company often must do many tasks. The nickname “Chief Everything Officer” has been cited in print since at least 1998. A 2006 book was titled: Mom CEO (Chief Everything Officer): Having, Doing, and Surviving It All.
Another nickname for “CEO” is “Cheat Every One.”
(Oxford English Dictionary)
CEO n. orig. U.S. chief executive officer, the highest-ranking executive of a corporation or other institution.
1972 Harvard Business Rev. Mar.–Apr. 62/2 A technician in his early forties who joined the company three years ago as president but not *CEO.
Raising Your Business:
A Canadian woman’s guide to entrepreneurship
By Joanne Thomas Yaccato and Paula Jubinville
Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice Hall Canada
While it is accurate to refer to the CEO of a small business as Chief Everything Officer, “everything” may not be strictly correct. Very few people are such complete self-starters that they can make it without any help.
New York (NY) Times
Passing the Endurance Test; The Anatomy of Discretion, Or, How to Fit Brassieres
By ANDREA KANNAPELL
Published: May 30, 1999
Mr. Koch’s grandmother, Selma Koch, a few weeks shy of her 92d birthday, is the Town Shop’s C.E.O. (chief everything officer). She has kept the business running through Depression, recession and inflation, but today’s challenges worry her. Costs keep increasing.
4 November 2005, Carroll (IA) Daily Times Herald, “Time-Saving Tips for Busy Families,” American Profile, pg. 12, col. 1:
The job of family manager is much like that of a CEO: You’re the Chief Everything Officer of your home. Juggling all of the responsibilities that come with the job leaves a lot of men and women frazzled and fatigued.
OCLC WorldCat record
Mom CEO (chief everything officer) : having, doing, and surviving it all!
Author: Jodie Lynn
Publisher: Fredonia, WI : Stacey Kannenberg Unlimited ; Cedar Valley Publishing, ©2006.
Edition/Format: Book : English
Are you a CEO or a Chief Everything Officer?
January 25, 2012
Posted by warwicksworld
I was wondering about this concept. You need a team, but not just any team. You need the right team for the appropriate stage of a company’s life. You wouldn’t hire a professor to teach kids – for that, you need to find primary school teachers.
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