Pam, the president of the American Adoption Congress, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. She loves that everyone at the AAC are each others' support and everyone is connected through the hard times.
Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and public or private-sector organizations.
Top executives must have related work experience. Top executives in some companies are promoted from within their organization. However, other companies may prefer to hire from outside the organization.
Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives also are expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.