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THE AGE-OLD QUALITIES OF CEOs

Do CEOs improve with age or lose their edge? Both, according to Hagberg Consulting Group, an executive development firm that does most of its work in Silicon Valley. Hagberg reviewed the performance evaluations of 550 top executives done by both the executives themselves and their colleagues. CEOs under 35 years old don't prioritize well and forget details, the study claims, but they're also daring and decisive. Older CEOs are better listeners and planners, but not as persuasive. That's why venture capitalists often pair senior sages with young CEOs.EDITED BY EDITH UPDIKEReturn to top

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Younger vs. Older

YOUNGER OLDER

-- Energetic -- Open-minded

-- Daring -- Detail-oriented

-- Creative -- Organized

-- Impulsive -- Sensitive

-- Hard-driving -- Even-tempered

-- Nonconformist -- Trusting

-- Apprehensive -- Delegating

DATA: HAGBERG CONSULTING GROUP

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