Best Practices Mar '11 Final : What makes CEO Leader Great / Mistakes Made
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What makes a CEO/leader great?Mistakes / What CEOs do wrong
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SteveReal hands-on experienceThinking that life lessons learned from past experiences always hold true. Be quick to change if something doesn't work.
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Having the support of brilliant co-foundersBringing in (hiring) Superman just because he/she is more skilled or experienced than you are -- he/she might not be as passionate, and will also have baggage.
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Lifelong learningSacrificing your principles just to join the VC ego club (example, taking a bad VC deal for the glamour and prestige)
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JeffPassionHaving the wrong attitude towards failures -- it's okay to make mistakes.
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Being thick-skinnedNot trusting your gut (knowing you need to let someone go, but not acting on it)
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"Sanity is being able to hold two opposing views at the same time."Crowd
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JoeSetting a great exampleToo indecisive
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Being very positive, communicativeListening to others too much (not trusting your own judgement)
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Being the rock in the stormLosing perspective - delusions of grandeur
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CrowdVisionArrogance/bragging
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Ability to manage team/employeesMicromanagement/mismanagement
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