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A Successful CEO Does 3 Things

According to leadership expert Trey Taylor, they may not be what you think.

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Quick, what are the three key responsibilities of a CEO? Easy, I've been saying for as long as I've been a CEO: 1) Systems, 2) Structure, and 3) Scalability. Stated simply, the CEO perfects the product and process that allows the business to exist ("nails it"), and then makes the result sustainable and scalable to meet the company's goals ("scales it").

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Failure comes, I've maintained, when we lose our focus on these primary goals.

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