What makes a CEO a standout top performer, says Seale, is an added dimension: ‘Successful CEOs are incredibly intentional in the way they do business and live their lives. They run their diary, rather than the other way around. They know where they can make the biggest difference, where they want to be, and they are also very intentional about what they do when they get there.’
Equally, wherever top-performing CEOs show up they bring the appropriate energy and focus, whether it is excitement and celebration, or reflection and learning. Without this, it is hard to display the appropriate energy for the moment.