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VIDEO// The 7 Imperatives of Great CEOs

How to survive the ups and downs of entrepreneurism? John Wilson's lessons in greatness will pull you through

Written by mira.shenker@profit.rogers.com

Every entrepreneur has experienced the extreme highs and lows that come with running your own business. So, how do you get through it?

There are seven things that great CEOs do to achieve success, says John Wilson, CEO of CEO Global Network. Wilson learned his lessons through trial and error. The lows, he admits, were incredibly low. During his keynote address at this summer’s PROFIT 500 CEO Summit, Wilson described being literally on his knees in a hotel room, wondering how he was going to make payroll that month.

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Wilson shares the seven imperatives of great CEOs in the video below.

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Originally appeared on PROFITguide.com