Want to be a superhero CEO? Get a sidekick

08/25/2010 | ITBusinessEdge.com

If you want to be a truly heroic business leader, you don't need a mask and a cape -- just a sidekick, writes Rob Enderle. A powerful deputy can mitigate many of a CEO's shortcomings and can be the difference between an executive's success and failure. "The advantage of a sidekick can't be understated," Enderle writes. "It seems like the consistent lesson from failed CEOs is that they often don't realize the value of a trusted lieutenant."

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