CEO checklist: How do you stack up?
Former YES Network CEO Leo Hindery says these are the essential traits that any CEO needs to succeed:
- Being bright, educated and well-informed.
- Having an inquiring mind.
- Showing a willingness to work hard.
- Staying in good physical condition.
- Displaying honesty and ethics.
- Presenting a sense of fair play.
- Feeling comfortable with oneself.
- Displaying a genuine love of people.
- Taking risks and admitting being wrong.
- Making tough decisions quickly.
- Demonstrating patience … up to a point.
- Having the knack for spotting talent.
- Delegating decisively.
- Knowing where the buck really stops.