- Steve Jobs: What drives a “perfect” CEO?
Looking at the performance of Apple with Steve Jobs in the driving seat from 1976 and again from 1996 clearly demonstrates the man as one of the most successful ever CEOs to date.
Now this is the person who said that since he was 17 years old he started every morning by asking himself, “If today was the last day of my life would I be doing what I am about to do today?”
No wonder that he would not waste a single second of his time on earth with unnecessary thoughts, speech, or activity (like cruising on some super-yacht, for example) other than concentrating on his goal – to selflessly contribute positively and without prejudice.
Every day we meet CEOs who are much more learned, able, wiser, clever, qualified, articulate than Steve Jobs was, however, how many of them have the ability to drive their company to be the second most valuable company in the world and contribute single mindedly without self-interest, self-pride, personal greed, etc.
If you are a CEO, MD, Boss or someone who people rely on for their livelihood or to improve their lives, then ask yourself every day…
“If this were the last day of my life, would I be doing what I am about to do today?”