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Who's The Boss?

You're the boss.

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This story appears in the June 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Dust off the power suit. Slick your hair back helmet-head style, and add a gray streak so you appear seasoned and wise. Develop a barking tone with which to shout orders. You now have the makings of a proper CEO. Oh, wait a minute . . . You became an entrepreneur precisely to get away from stuffed-shirt CEOs.

Well, you did leave that kind of CEO behind. But if you look at the successful CEOs and entrepreneurs you respect, you'll see that being a CEO isn't a bad thing, as long as you're a good one--a CEO who's respected, self-assured, poised, a good leader and ready for any situation.

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