Every CEO is different, just like every company is different. Some are great salesmen, others are great engineers, developers, and coders. Some are great negotiators, others are great leaders. Some are introverts and others are extroverts.
CEOs and their backgrounds can be very diverse. So what do successful CEOs have in common?
The market makes you look smart or dumb. When it’s going your way, it covers up a lot of mistakes. When it’s not going your way, when the market is down, all your weaknesses seem to be exposed. This is a big issue when you’re growing your business.
One of the things the market does is pull your senior management’s focus away from what it shoul...