“What’s in a name?” William Shakespeare famously asked in Romeo and Juliet. In today’s corporations, the more suitable question might be: “What’s in an executive job title?” The answer: Quite a lot.
This document describes in a few words the 100 most popular executive jobs that we have found at the 75,000 most successful companies that we follow.
Each executive job title reflects the function, the seniority and the authority bestowed on each executive.
Collectively, these job descriptions reflect the present tense functional priorities of the 21st-century corporation.
Vice President, Senior Vice President or Executive Vice President
For identical functions, of course, each company has its own way of recognizing its executive seniority of its executives: Some companies will have Senior Vice President reporting to the CEO and Vice President reporting to its Senior Vice Presidents; other companies will have Executive Vice Presidents reporting to the CEO and Senior Vice Presidents…
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