Apple's founder Steve Jobs continues to top the list of high-performing CEO's even two years after his death.
Earlier this year Harvard Business Review released a study on 100 best performing CEO’s in the world and found out various similarities between them.
Each company has specific needs and respond differently to market changes while requiring their own style of leadership. But there are some characteristics that all good CEO's seem to share, particularly when faced with challenging market conditions and changing investment environments. It goes without saying that CEO's must be good leaders; the best do more than shepherd their team towards goals, they inspire and motivate them to achieve and accomplish more.
But even within the parameters of leadership, CEOs have each found their own persona. Some are charismatic showmen while others are full of quiet determination. There are no set recipies and at the end of the day it all comes down to their own personal skill.
It is important to remember that while top performing CEO’s have a lot in common, they have their differences too and that is the reason why great leaders do not worry about fitting into the mold. They just do what they are good at and change the set definitions.