Successful Characteristics Of A High-Growth CEO

This article was first published by Chief Executive.

While they may share the same title, not all CEOs are created equal.

Whether the company is a startup or entering its second century of business, every organization needs a CEO with the skills and expertise to accomplish its specific goals.

High-growth companies face their own unique set of challenges and require a leader capable of navigating the rocky waters that expanding businesses inevitably experience. Whether it be managing cash flow, anticipating new opportunities ahead, nurturing a company culture, or building a leadership team, CEOs of high-growth companies are critical to the organization’s overall success.

As a growth equity investor, I partner with CEOs and talented management teams at high-growth technology companies. I’ve witnessed firsthand the challenges and growing pains that CEOs face each day and what it takes to tackle them and ultimately succeed.  Based on my experience, below is a set of effective tactics practiced by some of the most successful growth-stage CEOs I’ve worked with.


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