President/Board Director Ray Gogel, On Needed Skills for Today’s CEO
Release Date: 09/21/2022
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Ray Gogel has served as COO, President and Board Director numerous times in the energy sector throughout his career.
He has served in executive roles as CIO, CAO, COO, Managing Director and Board of Directors for companies such as Xcel Energy, Accenture, US Grid Company, IBM and others.
Ray joins CXO Conversations to discuss needed skills for today’s CEO and where they may struggle.
Ray Gogel has been a President and Board Director for energy companies such as Bridge Energy Group and US Grid. Additionally, Ray was the President/COO for Current, CAO/CIO for Xcel Energy and VP at IBM.
Three points that Ray discusses:
Ray expands on his belief that CXO tends to be quiet once they reach the corner office.
Skills that are needed for today’s CEO and where they may struggle
What he looked for in C level executives has a board director and CEO
On your path to the C suite you learn different things, but also have the opportunity to build teams, learn what works and what doesn’t work. See teams evolve. How get teams not to develop group think or individuals overpower other team members. All invaluable experience to build on as a leader.
Ray points to a much needed skill needed today from 15 years ago- the ability to listen. Not just the marketplace, but listen to your partners, customers, and people.
Breath of experience is critical. Beyond vertical tactical planning- it is horizontal and saying what are the combinations that are unique and powerful. That is strategy.
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