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05-01-2014, 08:02 PM
A great CEO can be hard to find, but 4 simple traits will give you an idea of what to look for in a CEO.

1. Accountability

A CEO should be accountable to the company. If you are the CEO right now, are you being accountable? This includes getting the work done on time and being able to motivate others in both good and bad times.

2. Leadership

A CEO is a high-level position, so being able to lead is a top priority. You need to lead your employees and upper management when problems arise. Leadership is about owning issues and finding the proper solutions.

3. Success

There should be at least some measure of success for a CEO. If there is not, then a problem could be lurking where you do not know. A successful CEO has created soultions which have produced real results. A good way to check on this is the numbers. Are the numbers increasing or are they decreasing?

4. Growth

Growth is also an essential part of being a CEO. CEOs need to be able to create growth in the company for the future. Without growth, there may not be a future for your company.

06-05-2014, 12:53 AM
I am a great ceo

07-09-2014, 07:44 PM
congrats! confidence definitely fits in there somewhere! :)

07-25-2014, 11:44 PM
yes, i agree with Mr.David in CEO of company have ability to handle ups and downs of the company profit.

He should also care about employee demand and motivate them.

08-08-2014, 12:51 AM
they are questioning, observing, networking, experimenting and associational thinking (drawing connections among unrelated fields).

01-15-2015, 02:14 AM
Besides those characteristics that you've listed, I think a great netti (nettikasino-bonukset.com) CEO would be a visionary, who has a good overview of what he is doing and will do in the future.
He must know which goals are suitable and achievable for the company so that he can steer the business.

03-26-2015, 06:35 AM
CEO is the main person for the company should be the management ability with leadership and also be the ability of risk management.

09-17-2015, 04:06 PM
So true! Great post... Read this interesting article (http://blog.fastpbx.com/general/10-habits-of-successful-business-owners/). To gain those 4 traits of a great CEO, one must pick up some good habits. Which habits are you guys lacking? (http://blog.fastpbx.com/general/10-habits-of-successful-business-owners/)I definitely need to work on my networking skills.. I'm such a hermit crab.

09-18-2015, 04:24 AM
Leadership is the key of successful CEO..
If a person have confidence and ability to run company in an unity then he/she is the best CEO.

11-02-2015, 01:48 AM

all qualities of great CEO is Listed over here, so thanks for mentioning these things here!

12-11-2015, 02:17 AM
@businessgurl I totally agree with you. But I think a great CEO is the life of a company, he knows how to lead his team to solve the problems, focusing on his important and advantages things, Outsourcing the none-technical and disadvantages things and so on. Professional things should be done by professional company. Of course his personality charm is also very very importment.

12-21-2015, 09:52 PM
is there any training for to become great ceo? and how to manage the company better?

Jackie Chan
02-14-2016, 10:39 AM
Great guidance for successful seo. Keep it up.

Jackie Chan
02-14-2016, 10:40 AM
leadership the main point you can handle any problem or not

Good plan may lead you success. But if you can't handle this well success is impossible.

05-05-2016, 10:10 PM
@dmoss There are actually management training programs, leadership workshops and CEO coaching. A lot of things a CEO needs can be learned, for example, financial management and encouraging employee engagement.

And it is always a plus if the specific person has natural leadership abilities, positivity and respectful manners.

02-13-2017, 01:11 PM
The Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company's long term strategy with a view to creating shareholder value. ... The CEO acts as a direct liaison between the Board and management of the Company and communicates to the Board on behalf of management.


02-13-2017, 01:12 PM
@businessgurl I totally agree with you. But I think a great CEO is the life of a company, he knows how to lead his team to solve the problems, focusing on his important and advantages things, Outsourcing the none-technical and disadvantages things and so on. Professional things should be done by professional company. Of course his personality charm is also very very importment.

Very Well Says..

Thank You

02-23-2017, 04:45 PM
It's hard to be a CEO and harder to be a Great CEO, but some of the quality makes a great CEO. These are mention below-:

1) Honest and ethical
2) Decisive
3) Has a clear vision for the company
4) Inspires and motivates others
5) Cares about the company to be good place to work
6) Has a global business outlook

Agree with most everything here. Would add in leads by example.

03-12-2017, 12:25 AM
I think a great CEO means he or she is able to lead their team, company and their brand to the fullest. They are able to understand her or his employee situations and can push each individuals to do their best in their individual role.

If you are interested in this topic, you can read our article on "Evaluating executive performance – global ranking of top performing CEOs"

Hope that helps!


08-07-2017, 01:18 AM
CEOs differ meaningfully from the overall executive population across many personality attributes.

03-06-2018, 12:40 AM
Great information, thank you for sharing :)

04-13-2018, 03:11 AM
What it takes to be a great CEO? Its not just the CEO's own traits, personalities, qualities, or values.

Another thing that makes a great CEO is his/her employees/team. If they are able to work hand in hand to make a business grow, the that is a great CEO.

06-13-2018, 05:37 AM
well done! certainty unquestionably fits in there some place!

06-13-2018, 05:56 AM
well done! assurance obviously fits in there some place!

08-03-2018, 07:42 AM
Yes, it is absolutely correct that if CEO of the company has leadership quality then he must be great CEO. Also, who have the emotional intelligence to embrace the softer side of the business such as employee welfare, building good relationship with other etc. will definitely a successful CEO.

The Boss Life
08-03-2018, 09:39 AM
I agree, and to add...

By definition, not all CEOs will be exceptional. Yet for any CEO starting a transition, there is much to learn from the best. Adopting an outsider’s view will yield the unbiased insights needed for breakthrough moves. Likewise, investing in a robust strategic review will provide a surer perspective for setting a strategic direction. A grounding in the organization’s context, meanwhile, will help calibrate the speed and scope of change. Those in our sample do much of this at the highest level, setting a benchmark for every CEO aspiring to a successful debut.

08-03-2018, 10:38 AM
Someone should have multiple qualities to become a good CEO like leadership, team player, quick learner, patients and of course a good salesman.

John G. Anai
11-12-2018, 02:15 AM
Absolutely true because CEO must be great because he is the only person at the higher position and all the decisions made by him. So, he is responsible for everything. He must be understanding too.

Luna Moon
12-13-2018, 02:02 PM
I agree with the qualities mentioned above. In my opinion, communication is very important. We wrote an informative blog entry about how CEOs could use blogs themselves to further improve the communication with their employees. You might find it interesting: https://www.myhubintranet.com/ceo-blog/

12-22-2018, 01:37 AM
Ability to learn from the past.
Strong communication skills.
Building relationships.
Realistic optimism.
Listening skills.
Willingness to take calculated risks. ...
Reading people and adapting to necessary management styles.

01-31-2019, 06:37 PM
I think there are many answers to this but the two most important ones I think are: honesty and humility.

08-28-2019, 11:51 AM
A great CEO is someone who is able to build and lead a team.