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Every successful company has policies, procedures and bureaucracy because grown-ups have learned chaos is not a good alternative.
Avoid the common mistakes many hard-charging entrepreneurial CEOs make.
There's no guidebook when you reach the top and not everybody succeeds.
As KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger recently discovered, CEOs are never off the clock
Best training ground for the C-suite isn't glamorous, just crucial.
Reinforcing business culture beyond headquarters requires a blend of high-tech communication and personal interaction.
Prepare to Succeed
Make it easy for employees at every level to raise a red flag about both problems and opportunities.
Even if they founded the company, CEO is a pompous title for somebody supervising a handful of employees.
If sticking to the budget requires quashing initiative and going rigid in a dynamic business climate, it's time for a new measure of success.
Many entrepreneurs are not thinking enough about their potential competition. Survival depends upon keeping your "enemies" close.
CEOs must know whether they are prioritizing growth or profitability and manage accordingly.