4 Lessons I Learned in My First Year as a First-Time CEO

There aren’t any shortcuts, but hopefully these tips can supply some guidance

During my first year as a CEO, I experienced countless emotions—excitement, pride, apprehension—but the feeling that loomed the largest for me was fear. Fear of failing a team committed to the business’ success, fear of failing a founder who had entrusted me to take his baby from adolescence to adulthood, fear of failing our customers who love our brand.