Things You Should Know About Top 5 CEOs of the World

Today through this blog we are presenting you the best qualities of some of the world’s top Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)that you should know. These are traits that will not only help you in your professional life,will also be helpful in personal life as well. So let’s have a look at these below:

1. Warren Buffett: CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Top Qualities:

Leadership: Buffett’s staff is of just 25 people in the Berkshire Hathaway headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.Asa leader buffet knows how to surround himself with the most capable and trustworthy, authentic and loyal people.

Thirst for knowledge: If you ask Warrant Buffett,how one can become smarter and successful like him?He’ll tell you to read as much as you can.He says,“I just sit in my office and read all day”.

2. Jeff Bezos: Chief Executive Officer of Amazon

Think for the Long Term: When Amazon entered the e-book market most publishers sold them at a similar prize as the print editions. But Bezos started selling them way cheaper generating heavy losses initially. And when others dropped their prizes;Amazon had become a go-to place for e-books for everyone. This also helped lay foundation for company’s most successful venture the Kindle.

Risk It: Jeff Bezos had a secure job,when he decided to quit it, and set up Amazon in his parents’ garage, by pouring in all his savings.And it worked.He also failed with some of his initiatives, but in the long run, today Amazon is one of the world’s most successful organisations.

3. Bill Gates: Founder and Former CEO of Microsoft

Start as Early as Possible: He started working with computers,when he was only 13 years old. So, when you start something at young age,you mould yourself around it and become habitual to it.Moreover, you have a chance of becoming successful sooner than others and your chances of giving up would also be less.

Don’t Whine About Your Mistakes, Learn from Them: “If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.” – Bill Gates. There’s no point in blaming others for your mistakes. In fact, mistakes are made to be learnt from and you now know what should be done and what not,when you land in the same situation. Actually you won’t land in the same situation again by avoiding the earlier mistakes.

4. Elon Musk: Serial Entrepreneur & CEO of SpaceX

Always Keep Learning: Elonlearned programming, physics, rocket science and whatnot by himself.As a kid, he used to read a lot encyclopaedia.And because he was bullied at school, he turned into a bookworm and read, voraciously, to gain knowledge.Apparently,his habit of constantly reading and learning played a major role in creating companies that are having a great impact on the world.

Insane Work Ethic: In an interview once he said, “If other people are putting in 40 hours in a week, and you’re putting in 100, you will achieve in four months, what it takes them a year to achieve.That’s the type of work ethic an entrepreneur needs to have.”With such a strong mind-set and work ethics, he is undoubtedly the hardest working individual in his company who sets standards for everyone to follow.

5. Tim Cook: Chief Executive Officer of Apple

Admit When You’re Wrong: Speaking about Steve Jobs and his ability to admit wrongs Tim Cook once said, “Maybe the most under-appreciated thing about Steve was that he had the courage to change his mind. And you know–it’s a talent. It’s a talent.”This is a very important trait, having the courage to admit when you are wrong and avoiding the previous mistakes can help you achieve success in the long run.

Be Humble: Tim Cook opines that “Not allowing yourself to become insular is very important–maybe the most important thing, I think, as a CEO”.Staying humble and grounded even after achieving tremendous success will help you gain respect of your subordinates and is a necessary quality for becoming a great leader.

The aforementioned leaders have been inspiration to countless people around the globe. The unique approach of these personalities to leadership and various challenges is commendable. And it can teach us all how to build a solid foundation and achieve success in our lives.

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