From HR world, they list ten coaches who could be exceptional CEO's, Phil Jackson makes the list at #1, at #2 is BB.. too bad Dungy and Shanahan make the list although further down.. http://www.hrworld.com/features/10-coaches-exceptional-ceos-052208/ In the book â€śHow to Think Like a CEO: The 22 Vital Traits You Need to Be the Person at the Top,â€ť author D.A. Benton created a list of 22 important traits shared by the more than 100 CEOs that she interviewed for the book. When people commonly think of CEOs, they tend to think of very visible corporate leaders like Warren Buffett and Jack Welch. However, CEOs exist in any business operation in which an individual leads a group of employees with the objective of performing at a high level to reach a business goal. 2. Bill Belichick: Head coach, New England Patriots Coaching Record: 127 - 81 with the Cleveland Browns and the New England Patriots through the 2007 season; three Super Bowl victories Top CEO Trait: Be Willing to Admit Mistakes, Yet Be Unapologetic Trait Example: In conjunction with the â€śSpygateâ€ť scandal, Belichick admitted that a misinterpretation of the NFL Constitution and Bylaws led him to authorize the taping of opponent practices, which he apologized for in a CBS Interview with Armen Keteyian. However, it was quite clear that Belichickâ€™s belief that the regulation in question (which forbids the videotaping of opponents during games) meant that he could tape opponents at any time besides during games. Clearly, Belichick believed that his mistake was a technical violation of NFL rules, but he did not apologize for act itself.