People buy people
That's valuable. To your company, your customers and yourself. Success can often be misconstrued with delusions of grandeur. The reality is, you get better at everything as you learn more, so your measure of success will constantly shift as your abilities and knowledge grow.
The best business people and CEOs I know:
- are straight talking,
- stick to the plan,
- communicate when things go wrong,
- take advice and are always learning,
- work hard(er),
- stick their neck out for what they believe in,
- and ultimately, they get shit done.
Often it's as simple as doing what you said you would do that sets you apart in the marketplace, and building a reputation for such is something that I would class as successful.