Oprah Winfrey : Becoming A Chief Executive Officer Essay

933 Words Oct 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Growing up I’ve always saw Oprah Winfrey embrace such qualities that I could only imagine to obtain as I progress through leadership positions in business. Oprah Winfrey began with little to nothing but that didn’t stop her drive to become someone much greater in life. Unlike other CEO’s you may have heard of she didn’t just get picked to become a Chief Executive Officer, but rather created that job position and title for herself. Most people only know Oprah as the typical talk show host on The Oprah Winfrey Show that aired from 1986 to 2011, but what is hidden from the lime light is the creation of launching her own Television Network called the Oprah Winfrey Network also known as OWN which opened many avenues for her in the professional world of business. As TIME magazine wrote, “In a field dominated by white males, she is a black female of ample bulk” (Scheidies, n.d.). With that being said Oprah never let anyone stop her from pursuing her dreams and that’s what sets her apart from others her drive and will power to continue on despite adversity.
I have seen numerous instances where Oprah Winfrey has demonstrated the ROCC of trust but here are just a few of the many examples where her character shines bright in those areas. Oprah showcases reliability because throughout her years of being in the television industry you could always consistently count on her show to come on with something valuable being presented and that was held true for 25 steady years. She strived to…

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