The Near Perfect CEO

Have you ever wondered what qualities make for a “perfect” CEO? Here are two lists that describe the qualities that make for a near perfect CEO.

22 Traits of a Perfect CEO

  1. Secure in Self
  2. In control of attitude
  3. Tenacious
  4. Constantly Improving
  5. Honest and Ethical
  6. Thinking before talking
  7. Original
  8. Publicly modest
  9. Aware of style
  10. Gutsy/a little wild
  11. Humorous
  12. A tad theatrical
  13. Detail oriented
  14. Good at their job and willing to lead
  15. Fighters for their people
  16. Willing to admit mistakes, yet are unapologetic
  17. Straightforward
  18. Nice
  19. Inquisitive
  20. Competitive
  21. Flexible
  22. Good storytellers

How To Think Like a CEO by D.A. Benton

In addition, Robert Beauchemin ( wrote a great piece on the “Personal Characteristics of a Great CEO”. In this article, Robert does a great job of describing 14 uncommon personal characteristics for a CEO.

  1. Stamina
  2. Educated
  3. Visioning
  4. Listening
  5. An eye for talent
  6. Passion
  7. Discipline
  8. Communications
  9. Follow through
  10. Technical, Selling and Leadership
  11. Controlled Emotions
  12. Adaptability
  13. Level 5 Leadership
  14. Ethics

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