It is highly likely that successful executives will be an ESTJ personality type. ESTJ’s, or otherwise known as ‘the executive’ are decisive and confident. ENTJ’s have a preference for working in a logical and methodical way, which is will suited to an executive as they have to set clear goals and work towards them accurately and precisely. ESTJ’s work with a huge focus on productivity and are incredibly eager to take charge and ensure that things done correctly. All of these qualities are suited to an executive, who will have the huge responsibility of ensuring that a company meets its goals and is working effectively.
Accomplishment and mastery
Executives can only achieve this position through hard work. Therefore, when you finally make it to executive level, you will feel a high sense of accomplishment and mastery. Furthermore, throughout your career as an executive, you will feel accomplished as you help businesses, and their employees, smash their goals and work at their optimum.
Meaning and contribution
Executives play a hugely meaningful role in any business by directly contributing to the success of the business they work for. However, the work of an executive in a large corporate organization has little meaning and contribution to the wider population and the lives of those who are suffering.
However, if you’re looking for a high-flying career, that also has high meaning and contribution to the lives of those who need the most help, you should consider aspiring to become an executive for a charity/non profit organization that helps people in need! That way, you can be involved in lots of the decisions and will directly be helping others.
Most executives will work full time, which on the surface provides a good work-life balance. However, executives may often find themselves working long hours, as well as travelling a lot. Therefore, it can sometimes provide a difficult life fit.
Who will thrive in this career?
There is absolutely no doubt that an executive needs to be creative, quick thinking and a proficient problem solver. To really thrive as an executive, you will need to think outside the box. This will give you the ability to to set company wide goals and help the whole organization meet them.
Similarly, a keen eye for detail is essential to thrive as an executives, as they will need to spot things in financial reports, budgeting plans and contracts. Additionally, to truly thrive as an executive, you will need to be a strong communicator. This is because you must be able to interact confidently with the companies employees, other senior managers and third parties. You must be able negotiate with these people and give them clear instructions.
Who will struggle in this career?
Firstly, those who cannot lead a team and confidently interact with others may struggle as an executive. If you cannot make decisions with ease then you are likely to struggle, as executives need to be absolutely certain that they have made the right choice regarding staffing, goals, finance and planning. Those who aren’t organized and can’t manage their own time may struggle with the demands and workload that comes with being an executive. Finally, those who struggle to see the big picture won’t be able to set long term organizational goals and are therefore likely to struggle as an executive.