The Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) is a curious position. Some companies have them, while in other companies, such a position does not exist. In the latter, when you enquire why there is no Chief Strategy Officer in the organization, the CEO will dismiss the idea that such a position would add any value. As one CEO observed, if there is a Chief Strategy Officer, then what do I do? As a result, many CEOs are ambivalent, and some even downright hostile, to having a CSO.
Most CEOs see, and should see, themselves as having the responsibility for formulating the organization . . .
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