Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Top 13 key attributes of a startup CEO

If you are a founding CEO or was brought in to lead a startup as CEO beyond the Founder's vision, below are the top 13 attributes you need to have (courtesy fellow LA VC Mark Suster):

1. Tenacity
2. Street Smarts
3. Ability to Adjust
4. Resiliency
5. Inspiration
6. Hard working / disciplined
7. Ability to embrace & tolerated uncertainty / risk
8. Attention to detail
9. Competitiveness
10. Decisiveness
11. Domain knowledge (or ability to go really deep and learn it)
12. Integrity
13. Passion for what are you doing