Re: Would Anyone like Venus Williams to take over Stacey McAllister's WTA Job ?
Part of what a CEO does is delegate.
Venus won't be expected to work miracles the moment she is seated.
She would need to locate the right people to fill the high-level positions, after determining if the current execs' fail/success rates. Also, Venus wouldn't need to be an expert in every aspect and facet that makes up a CEO's duties and responsibilities, as these folks would take up the slack.
I mentioned in an earlier post that this particular position isn't akin to being the CEO of NASA. However, I also wrote that whoever assumes this post would also have to adjust; regardless of their experiences. Unless, of course, if the person already has extensive tennis CEO credentials.
That said, Venus could certainly gain experience as an executive staff member first, and then transition into the CEO role.
I wouldn't suggest Venus serve as CEO immediately, unless she first retires, gains related experience, and feels comfortable with those around her.
Performing successfully as a CEO encompasses more than just the CEO performing successfully.
Those around her would need to be just as effective, if not more so. This is why many businesses fail---because high-level executives (below the CEO) fail, or perform way below expectations.
Personally, I'm torn whether she should assume the chief-executive role.
On the one hand, I think she could do a great job, since she's already taken business courses and runs her own (successful) businesses; has experience selecting the right managers for the right positions and delegating during her absences; works well with people; is respected; is well-spoken; and exudes confidence.
On the other hand, she probably wouldn't enjoy the first couple of seasons, since people will undoubtedly have unrealistic expectations of her. Many non-fans of her, such as tournament executives, will probably cite past incidents in order to manipulate mediation efforts. It's often foul and ridiculous people who she will have to deal with, and would be no bed of roses in the least.
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