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Wish we had programs where we could apprentice as a CEO and test waters, get our fundamentals right and be THE success at the role. Here's a firm that offers such a program, wish it was around us for everyone to avail !!!!

I would have enrolled in it for sure....let me know what do you think about it ! Here's a mention to our community, Our moderators and contributors, have been volunteering as Knowledge Leaders in this community contributing to its success. Kudos to all of them !

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Here's an article from Wall Street journal on how an apprentice program can help in achieving greater success. The best part which I found was the way different anecdotes were shared. I am sure you have a similar anecdote that curved success for you. Please share it with us.

Pursuing a business directorship involves "matching skill sets and cultural fits,'' observes Denise Morrison, the new chief operating officer of Campbell Soup Co. She spent years prepping for her first public-company board assignment – by getting nonprofit experience first.

While a U.S. vice president for Nestle SA in 1994, Ms. Morrison joined the board of Leadership California, a group that helped young women advance. She won a directorship at Ballard Power Systems Inc. eight years later and at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in 2005.

Ms. Morrison submitted a one-page summary to both concerns that stressed her nonprofit work and related external activities. Your customized biography for corporate boards should note whether you ever served on a nonprofit's powerful audit committee, suggests Susan Stautberg, co-founder of OnBoard Bootcamp, a $1,195 seminar.

To continue reading: Using a Board Seat as a Stepping Stone -

Thanks Rcs, Appreciate your words. please do share any apprentice experience that you had and how it helped you to learn and succeed. Looking forward to your post. Regards, (Cite Contribution)
Dear (Cite Contribution),
Thank you for your kind reply and encouragement.
I desire to use Catchafire.
My apprentice experience that i had and how it helped me to
learn and succeed as follows:
1.After my i joined in Chartered Accountancy (C.A),so
that i got variety of practical exposure in the areas of
accounting, finance, banking, auditing, exports, imports,
income tax, sales tax, companies act, manufacturing
accounting, business analysis, company day-to-day affaires
etc. therefore i can able to handle these areas.
2.Self learing of Information technology / Software through
books & computers & internet helped me to handle works
easily and up-dating my knowledge every day from many
3.Becuse of these exposures, i am confident for CEO role.
Thanks & Regards,
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Skype: visionsekar

Thanks RCS,
Appreciate your inputs. Second your opinion on joining a program such as this would add value beyond our experiences that comes from our job. Hence make us more effective in the role.
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Hey (Cite Contribution) & All,
Do take a look on to the given link. It is pretty informative and interesting.

Dear Mahesh,
I loved the link. I am glued to it . It similar to the book 'How to be a CEO' , but is lot more interactive. Thankyou so much for sharing it !
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