Any position with a startup company is of extreme value but to be a startup CEO is putting your whole life and career onto the fast track of success. For this position more than the average requirements of other people for other jobs are required, think going above and beyond and then some more. Almost every startup business goes through the same exact process and the also tend to look for the same qualities in the people that they want to hire, especially their startup CEO.
One quality every CEO needs to have is the ability to only want to work for one person and that one person only. Having to work for someone else is a lot easier than actually having to run your own company, you must want to work for the company you are applying for and only them, if a better offer comes along you should turn it down; loyalty and respect are shown here this makes for a sturdy business foundation. You must also be able to talk anyone into anything, getting people to agree to you should be easy but it should be natural; you can still be a caring and good person but selling is how you make your money so think wisely.
Being delusional may play a key factor in the role of a startup CEO as well but it is not the most important one. You should try to always consider the best case scenario and then work from there, when things get hectic it may seem easier to just give up but a CEO just keeps pushing through till the end. Overall a startup CEO should be someone who is available to work all the time and is pretty much unemployable to anyone else because of their advanced skill set; they need to be smooth talkers that are great with words and they should be able to make hard decisions no matter what the reward or the risk is.
Seth Cooper from www.bestaaaflashlight.com says “When I was younger my dad would always give me lessons on finances and businesses because he was a CEO and he tried to get me to follow in his footsteps. I may be a lot like him but I enjoy taking these same skills and using them as the owner of the business. I work for my business and don’t let others do things for me that I can handle on my own.”