As CEO you carry the can for everything that goes right and everything that goes wrong in your business. You are under pressure from investors to deliver what you pitched them. From customers to deliver what you sold them. And from employees to pay them!
You have to be highly resilient and be able to bear up under this pressure. When things are going well, you get to enjoy the privilege of leading a fantastic business. When things are going wrong you have to show ‘what you are made’ of, take some hard decisions, and keep the business moving.