Chief Executive Officer? Chief Visionary? Chief Cheerleader? Chief Salesman? Chief Funding Officer? Chief Communications Officer? Chief Team Builder? Chief Lightbulb Changer? Chief Coffee Maker? Yup, all of these titles apply to the role of a startup CEO. It is perhaps one of the hardest jobs to do in the business world, given the wide range of skills required to excel. This is one of the reasons only 1-in-10 startups actually succeed, as it takes a really special person that has the right combination of skills and startup DNA. In many ways, it is a much harder job than a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Here are the core skills a startup CEO needs.
Read the rest of this post in The Next Web, which I guest authored this week.
For future posts, please follow me on Twitter at: @georgedeeb.