Nowadays in many countries of our world a lot of people open their own companies. It is quite logical: setting a company doesn’t take a lot of time and much money and almost everybody can register business and start calling himself or herself a CEO.
But a real CEO should have some features and qualities that distinguish him or her from the people who are entrepreneurs only on paper.
1. Thinking about the people
Each CEO is the first person in the company, but the most important thing is that he or she is also a part of the team they are working in. I wrote about it many times but now I want to underline it once more: the team is very important. They are the people that are going along one road with you and you have the same aims and goals. Show them that you care and treat them like your second family – each worker must understand that he or she is the person you really need.
2. Studying psychology
Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But I’ll explain. If you are a CEO you need to have a lot of contacts with different people. If you are a good psychologist you will be able to feel the people and find a personal approach to each of them. That will help you to find some useful connections, attract your customers’ attention and sell your products and make your colleagues like you.
3. Thinking different
Nobody is interested in some usual things. You need to be original and think out of the box, otherwise you will never be successful.
4. Asking questions
Don’t be afraid of asking questions. A person can’t know everything, moreover, asking questions helps you to know other people’s opinion and you’ll understand any situation better. But it is very important to ask proper and informative questions trying to avoid some unimportant things. Besides, questions can help you to get feedback from the people you are working with and it is very important for a good CEO.
5. Knowing weaknesses
All the powerful people know their weak sides even better than the strong ones, they know what they know and what they don’t know. And thanks to that fact they know how to behave in different situations and put themselves in a favorable light.
6. Making decisions
If a CEO wants to do something and believes that it is necessary he or she does that immediately without analyzing the necessity and the consequences for a long time. They act and they move on with their ideas if they are sure that they are on the right way.
7. Making schedules
You can’t be a good CEO without thinking about timing. It’s absolutely necessary to make plans and to divide your time between different aspects of your life.
This list is not full and it will differ for each person but I named some key points that are very important if you want to be a professional in this sphere. Think about your own points of such a list, make a plan and grow!
Alessandro Rocco Pietrocola is an entrepreneur and investor based in London and operating mainly in Europe, Asia and Oceania with main focus on UK, Baltic Countries, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Middle East and New Zealand as area of interest! At the moment is the Ceo of Astorts Group. He is an UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) Approved Person and is has great experience as director of regulated companies. He uses to dedicate part of his life to inspire others and help them achieve the most out of their life. Since he was 20, he had successfully founded and managed several companies operating in the field of management consulting, wealth management and fintech. He loves travelling, he is a cigars lover, an amateur golfer and a dapper man.