As an CEO, your days are already planned months in advance. After all, it takes a lot of planning for you to strategize with employees, interview potential employees, and meet with clients. That’s not taking into account all of the travel and the daily responsibilities of the chief executive – such as building the company, overseeing middle managers,Â and making vital decisions that will continue to move the company forward.
With so many tasks at hand, how can a CEO be expected to stay on top of the latest business and management strategies? How can they be on top of the latest piece of technology that will impact their industry? Do they have the time to learn new communication skills? The list could go on.
Thankfully, there are plenty websites that CEO can utilize if they want to improve or strengthen their skills or knowledge. To make your hectic life just a bit easier, here are five of the top sites that every CEO should check out if they want to continue to learn.
For over the last 30 years, Chief Executive Magazine has proven to be the leading publication for CEOs. The online version of Chief Executive Magazine features the latest news, practical advice, and research that executives can implement to lead their organizations to success. The site also includes CEO insights which cover everything from manufacturing to team management to marketing & sales. There are also informative lists (such as the best and worst states for business), webinars, newsletters and networks for your specific industry to help CEOs grow an individuals and effective leaders.
Coursmos describes itself as the world’s first micro-learning platform.â€ In other words, Coursmos offers over 76,000 lessons, which are broken down into more than 17,500 courses. Each course consists of a video that lasts under three minutes, which means that it’s perfect to squeeze in a course whenever you have a couple of minutes to spare. You can view a course on your PC or mobile device as well.
Busy CEOs can use Coursmos to refresh their knowledge or enhance their skills by working on their personal (such as social skills, memory training) and professional (like how to conduct interviews, how to lead change) development. There are also technology courses if there’s a desire to keep up with the latest gadgets and advancements.
Similar to Chief Executive Magazine, CEO.com is a site dedicated strictly for CEOs with the latest news, insights, and advice. The site also features interviews with buzz worthy CEOs, discusses how CEOs are paid and shares the lifestyle of a CEO. On top of that, CEO.com includes invaluable resources like instructional guides, reports, and videos. One of the best features, however, is the CEO Series section. For example, there is an entire section focused on how CEOs should effectively use social media.
CEB states that it’s the world’s leading member-based advisory company.â€ For over the last 30 years, CEB has been conducting research to develop insights and actionable solutions for executives. For example, the site features a â€˜Practices’ section where advice regarding everything from finance, human resources, legal, marketing, technology and innovative strategies are discussed and shared. The site also contains services, such as talent management solutions and in-depth guides for management. Best of all? You can become a member and more than 16,000 other executives.
OpenSesame is another online training resource that focuses on business training. With OpenSesame a company can search its marketplace and purchase the course of their choosing as simply as purchasing a product on iTunes. Their content is compatible with most Learning Management Systems, so displaying the content shouldn’t be an issue. While OpenSesame can be useful for all employees, CEOs can use it as a resource to strengthen their knowledge regarding leadership, business ethics, business strategy, team building, and time management.
Being a busy CEO is no reason to stop learning and growing as a person. These sources are just what you need to keep growing – while getting your work done.