The Essence of CEO Personality

top-5-ceos-to-watch-in-2013_pan_12036Russell Reynolds Associates, in partnership with Hogan Assessment Systems, led a research on a psychometric basis to find out how CEOs differ from the overall executive population. Two personality traits in particular stand out because of the magnitude of the difference from population averages—embracing the right risks and capitalizing on opportunities. These traits, which make CEOs courageous and fast-paced, can be considered the essence of the CEO personality. The ability to mindfully take action without hesitation truly separates them from others.

Read more about this research in Harvard Business Review’s article “How the Best CEOs Differ from Average Ones”

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