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How to be a Successful CEO

Authentic leadership does not come easy. In this article Robert Leeming asks a number of current and former CEOs to identify the attributes required to be a successful CEO.

Key points include:
  • Business leaders need to walk a fine line between articulating a strong vision while also demonstrating a degree of humility.
  • When making tough choices, it is necessary to show a level of personal compassion.
  • No matter what type of organisation a CEO is leading, they must have a strong set of values and a willingness to demonstrate those beliefs.
  • A CEO should be willing to seek feedback on their style of leadership to improve their approach.


Paul Brennan, NED, JHC and Criticaleye Board Mentor
Andy Dunkley, CEO, Construction Materials Online
Jane Furniss Lay Commissioner, Judicial Appointments Commission and Criticaleye Board Mentor
David Grounds, Relationship Manager, Criticaleye
Adam Winslow, CEO, AIG Life UK and Chairman, Laya Healthcare
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Robert Leeming

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