Larry Cheng writes this morning about his affinity for “missionary CEO’s vs. mercenary CEO’s.”
Over this past year, I have come to appreciate why you invest in missionary CEO’s. Despite one of the most challenging economic times in a century, all of my CEO’s exhibited incredible leadership, drive, and passion through thick and thin. In the darkest moments of this past year, they all demonstrated unwavering commitment and enthusiasm that carried their companies through. While I don’t know what the future holds for these companies or for the economy, I do know that I am very proud to be associated with each and every one of my CEOs. They are all great leaders and even better people – worthy of being called missionary CEO’s.
I hope that I can qualify as a visionary CEO. I know what I want Serendeputy to be, and I’m keeping as close to that vision as possible. About 75 people are using it right now, and I hope it’s delighting them.