Of course, only I have to say this: there is an implied mandate for every CEO. 

You have to always be running at a pretty fast rate, non-stop, from the day you take the job until you pass the reins to someone else. 

Others can coast here and there, but not you.  You have to stay out in front of everybody else.


Tell me about it.  I’ve been doing it for, well, it seems like forever!