Making decisions is such an integral part of the CEO role that I devoted an entire chapter of my upcoming book to it. For a quick cheat sheet to making good decisions, see my latest article in Entrepreneur: 10 Steps to Quality CEO Decision-Making
Many people have a stereotypical view of the CEO sitting in a fancy office making every decision in an organization. In reality, the most effective CEOs know which decisions they should make and which ones their staff should make. In addition, they know how to mentor their direct reports and others to improve their decision-making skills. Much of this has to do with how well employees know the corporate strategy and how it aligns to their daily role (both a CEO responsibility), so they are more likely to make decisions that positively impact the organization.
For more details about these 10 steps, see my three-part blog series on the subject starting here: http://theamericanceo.com/2013/09/10/10-rules-of-ceo-decision-making-part-1/
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