The Five Traits That Get You Promoted to CEO
# Passionate curiosity: Relentless questioning and being infectiously fascinated with everything around you, human nature in particular
# Battle-hardened confidence: Overcoming—and even relishing—adversity. CEOs most often ask job candidates how they've dealt with failure in the past.
# Team smarts: More than just being a team player, understanding how teams work and getting the most out of the team (in sports terms, being a playmaker)
# A simple mindset: Being concise, simple, and clear in your communications
# Fearlessness: Comfort with the unknown and taking calculated, informed risks; also, seeing opportunities and being proactive about positive change