An executive is those knowledge workers, individual professionals, and managers who are expected by virtue of their position or their knowledge to make decisions in the normal course of their work that have significant impact on the performance and results of the whole.
The effective executive does NOT start with the facts, but with opinions
The effective executive encourages differences of opinions
Don’t foster consensus, but dissension
EFFECTIVE DECISIONS “Executives are not paid for doing things they like to do. They are paid for getting the right things done - most of all in their specific task, the making of effective decisions.”
Managing the Non Profit Organization Peter Drucker 1990