- They listen to varied insights and opinions, but ultimately hold the compass and choose the direction for their business.
- They make confident decisions and strategic choices based on deep research, analysis and experience.
- While not rigid, they are respectfully vocal about their opinions and stick to their conviction as long as the research supports it.
- Ultimately, they'd rather be respected than liked.
- They do what's right for the business.
- They decentralize decision-making into a democratic process by which everyone gets a say, one way or another.
- To avoid career risk, decisions are made by committee consensus, leading to watered-down, unremarkable and unoriginal strategic choices.
- They aim to please their colleagues and prioritize political moves over sound business decisions.
- Their decisions are based on the opinions of people with whom they wish to nurture personal relationships.
- They are insecure and lack meaningful skill, and - instead of developing core competencies - spend much of their time playing political chess and ducking accountability.
- They spend an inordinate amount of time trying to show people they are important to their company.
- Ultimately, they'd rather be liked than respected.
- They do what's right for them.