CEO Qualities: Short List of Ten Important CEO Qualities

Short List of 10 CEO Qualities

Our earlier posts ( and presented a long list of CEO Qualities. From all of those we have shortlisted the following 10 qualities for a quick revision of the more important ones. Here they are:

  1. Customer touch: understand and anticipate customer needs
  2. Business acumen: a nose for business and how to make money
  3. Envision big picture: helicopter view
  4. Global mindset: boundary-less behavior
  5. Change agent: bold in decision making
  6. Self confidence with humility
  7. Sense of humor
  8. Excellent communicator
  9. Help others succeed
  10. Lifelong learning

About Shyam Bhatawdekar

35 years’ industrial/business experience as a top executive & 35 years’ parallel academic/consultancy experience in general management, behavioral sciences & technology. Areas: general management, production, human resources, industrial engineering, systems, MIS, computers, corporate planning, audit, sales/marketing. Penchant for information technology & behavioral sciences; integrated with conventional technology makes him unique thought leader. Conversant with academic theories & realities of business, fuses the two into practical approaches. Was associated with Tata Motors, Hindustan Motors, Hindustan Aeronautics & ThyssenKrupp; held top positions as highflier executive. Presently Chairman & Managing Director, Prodcons Group associating with 250 organizations; providing management & I T consultations & conducting seminars/workshops. Been a faculty for IIM’s, TMTC, Railway & HAL Staff Colleges, Symbiosis. Speaker with 35000 hours’ experience benefitting more than 100,000 people. Published 35 articles in Economic Times, Indian Management & Computers Today. Authored 27 books. Invited as key speaker in seminars by AIMA, HRD Network, NIPM, QCFI, CSI, NPC. Widely traveled. Education: Engineering & Management.
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