PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Has 3 Tips To Help You Move Ahead

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Indra Nooyi is a force to be reckoned with. She is one of the most powerful CEOs in business and runs PepsiCo, a $19 billion company.

So want to be a CEO? Are you a professional looking to get ahead?

Nooyi has three tips for you.

1. Do your current job extremely well

“First, don’t start by saying ‘I want to be a CEO.’ Because the minute you start be obsessed with wanting to be a CEO, you forget what you have to do,” Nooyi tells LinkedIn Executive Editor Daniel Roth.

“Focus on doing the current job you have so damn well that people say, ‘Nobody else can do that job as well as Dan’s doing it.'”

2. Have a ‘hip-pocket’ skill

According to Nooyi, you should have a “hip-pocket skill,” something you’re known for being great at and can develop even further.

“People should look at you and say, ‘You know on this particular issue, the only person who can answer it or contribute to it is Dan,'” Nooyi says.

3. Be courageous

“Courage. I think that’s what lacking the most today,” she says.

“If you really feel strongly about something, have the courage to defend what you’re suggesting,” Nooyi says.

“People who stand up for what they believe in make for great leaders and can help make important changes at companies and in communities,” believes Nooyi.

Disclaimer: We have no position in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) and have not been compensated for this article.

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