What are the traits of top-notch CEOs?

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s not surprising when leadership acumen appears on a list of top qualities CEOs must possess. But what about empathy or determination? Or even a practical paranoia?We asked five credit union CEOs, all members of the CUNA CEO Council Executive Committee, to share the skills, qualities, and traits needed to be a successful CEO, along with the knowledge prospective CEOs should have prior to taking on the leadership role at a credit union.I think a successful CEO of a credit union today is different than what was required 10 years ago. A CEO needs to cast a compelling vision that challenges the status quo and propels their institution forward.Today, too many CEOs are leaders of yesterday and don’t actively engage their teams toward a forward-thinking vision. Team members of today want to be led differently than team members 20 years ago. Leaders need to adjust in order to motivate and inspire. continue reading »last_img

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