Standout CEOship

February 20, 2019
By Rowan Belchers

In our experience, there are a set of key characteristics that “genius” CEOs embody. This framework provides a backdrop against which to consider your own craft and how you currently stack up against current CEO best-practices.

Genius CEOs:

  1. Are relentless about their own development and constantly seek to broaden their skill range.
  2. Constantly sculpt their role for optimal impact and are not constrained by outdated models of leadership,
  3. Understand what really matters to them regarding their purpose, their place in the community, their family and their health.
  4. Invest generously in time, energy and financial resources to build exceptional leaders around them to absorb pressure and create space to think, strategise and create.
  5. Make principled choices about the kind of company they’re building or the kind of company they work for.
  6. Find joy and meaning in their work and avoid the heaviness that often accompanies senior leadership positions.
  7. Form an understanding of the evolving world and are aware of the opportunities they have to create an improved and modern workplace.
Rowan Belchers

Rowan Belchers

Rowan is the founder and CEO of Lockstep, a business leadership consultancy. Lockstep works with CEO’s, executive teams and future leaders globally, partnering with clients who seek customised leadership solutions. Rowan is a highly respected advisor to CEOs with over two decades’ experience in guiding businesses and their leaders towards reaching their fullest potential. Rowan leads The CEO Project, a Lockstep initiative.
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