Leadership 101: The 3 Quality Traits you Need to Possess to Succeed as a CEOBy Audri Taylors, UniversityHerald Reporter
Becoming a CEO is one of the greatest and biggest steps that any executive can make in his or her career life, and any business or company needs someone who can successfully and effectively handle the complexity of the job. So what is it exactly that CEO's have that make them stand out over the others?
They have a sense of purpose and a clear goal. Those who succeed as CEO's are the ones who always want to make sure that things get done and actions are being taken. They are not the ones who will just sit back and relax and not do anything. In fact, these are the people who have strong decision-making skills and are passionate about their jobs.
They have the ability to get into the heart of the issue. While CEO's are surrounded by the complexity of the responsibility together with the challenges that the organization faces, they still have the ability to make a major decision when confronted with an urgent issue. They have the natural skills that enable them to pinpoint what matters the most and they know how to set their priorities straight.
They know how to admit mistakes and accept their weaknesses. If you are a good leader, you should know and recognize that you don't know everything, even if you are the CEO. The most successful CEO's are the ones who are not swallowed by their own egos and they surround themselves with people who are experts about the things they are not really well familiar of. They do not stop learning, reading and accepting new information. These people do not insist on an idea simply because it's their own, but always welcomes the ideas of others as well.