CEOx1Day UK Finalists 2016
Following a rigorous selection process involving a written application, an assessment, interviews and group activities, our CEO for the Day finalists for 2016 have been chosen. The successful applicants, all currently at universities in the UK, are to be paired with participating CEOs, who they will shadow through every aspect of a working day.
Arun is currently studying Law at the University of Southampton
“Good leadership recognises that an organisation runs on its people so that, at the same time as monitoring the execution of tasks to achieve the organisation's goals, a good leader has a genuine interest and commitment to developing the team."
Tiffany is currently studying History at the University of Exeter
“To be a good leader you have to have the ambition to make positive changes and the ability to deal with high pressured situations and tackle challenges when brought forward.”
Alex is currently studying History at the University of Southampton
"The foundation of good leadership lies in ambition, an unrelenting drive to succeed and see one's vision come to fruition.”
Ryan is currently studying Management at Robert Gordon University
“An essential attribute of good leadership is communication. A leader must clearly display the organisation's strategy and vision. The ability of a leader to clearly define what is required of the team can be the difference between success and failure.”
Jack is currently studying Environmental Science at the University of Southampton. He spent his day with KIER Group Chief Executive Haydn Mursell.
"A good leader has the respect of his or her team, identifies their own weaknesses and addresses them, leads by example, utilises the skills of every team member and defends their team in bad circumstances whilst acknowledging their achievements in successful times."
Samuel is currently studying English Language & Linguistics at the University of York
"A true leader has to inspire and connect with the people he or she leads … an effective leader must command both the respect and confidence of the team he or she works with."
Charles is currently studying Business Management with Accounting and Finance at Nottingham Trent University
"A good leader needs to have tact ... the ability to delegate effectively.....and creativity to enable work to be fluid and lead to discoveries of more profitable ways of producing.”
Lakechia is currently studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hull
"I think the most important quality of leadership is discernment, being able to consider efficiently the various personalities of the group … I also think having an open personality is key, creating a culture where everyone feels they have an important part to play.”
Christina is currently studying Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester
"Being a good leader is less about controlling other people and more about helping people grow … You cannot possibly be a good leader if the people you lead do not believe in you or your actions. Trust and respect are great factors that cannot be bought but can be gained over time."
Rupert is currently studying History at the University of Bristol
"Leadership revolves around three things: setting an example, respect and communication.”
James is currently studying Chemistry at the University of Southampton
“The main role of a leader should be to take the people in their group and to give them the environment and the tools which they need to flourish and improve.”
Corrine is currently studying Law at the University of Edinburgh
"Good leaders must create a vision they are passionate about and which will motivate every team member to focus on and achieve.”
Oliver is currently studying Computer Science at the University of Hull and spent his day with Odgers Berndtson's Chief Executive Kester Scrope.
“Communication skills are essential if you are to be a good leader. You must be able to effectively convey your ideas to your team … to guide and nurture your team. A great leader will be able to accommodate unforeseen circumstances and push their team forward.”
Beth is currently studying Events Management at the University of Greenwich
"The most effective way to ensure good leadership is to show your team that there are never boundaries to the possibility of success."
Grace is currently studying History at University College London
"Some of the most important attributes of a good leader: respect, accountability and generosity."