The top 22 mistakes of first-time CEOs

Venture Beat just published today The top 22 mistakes of first-time CEOs. I don’t know why are 22 but they seem to be common sense.

Just browsing them and wanted to share this precious content with my online family:

1. Does not begin to build a culture of accountability in the organization on day one
2. Fails to keep their mouth closed and their ears and eyes open
3. Does not build understanding, trust, and credibility with key stakeholders in the first three months on the job
4. Over-promises and sets unrealistic expectations early in the game
5. Makes decisions for change before having the understanding and credibility of the market, business, and people
6. Drives changes too quickly and fails to understand how much change the business and culture can withstand
7. Fails to establish a true vision and strategy working with the key stakeholders and employees of the company
8. Complains and vents to the board and others about problems of the past versus talking about solutions
9. Fails to drive a strategy and operating plan that creates a successful business model
10. Over-hires talent without having the right understanding of the needed people, processes, and technology Continue reading “The top 22 mistakes of first-time CEOs”

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