The Four Traits Of Highly Successful CEOs

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 Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.  Marketplace
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 Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.  Marketplace

The Four Traits Of Highly Successful CEOs

What qualities make a great leader? In particular, a great CEO? 

Many of the answers to those questions are purely anecdotal. We hear things like, "Well, such-and-such corporate executive had great people skills, so that must be the key."

Of course, for every charismatic leader, there’s a no-nonsense numbers guy who’s leading his organization to success. Think Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Well, the Chicago Booth Review from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business wanted to get beyond the anecdotes about corporate leadership to actually quantify the qualities that people in the C-suite need to succeed. 

Morning Shift talks to Hal Weitzman, editor-in-chief of the Chicago Booth Review, about what the objective analysis reveals about leadership qualities.