Key Competencies Required to be a Successful CEO

July 4, 2000
While not all successful CEOs are created equal, many of them share these traits:

  • Flexibility
  • Low risk aversion
  • Business acumen
  • Visionary
  • Embrace ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Strategic agility
  • Customer focus
  • Motivator
  • Communicator
  • Continuous learner

SOURCE: Drake Beam Morin, which provides services in employee selection, development, retention and transition. Drake Beam Morin is a subsidiary of Harcourt, Inc.