Since I stepped up a post I had made numerous executive decisions conferencing with the CEO - with positive results. I discovered the key to understand people is listen-and-learn. You must listen and learn from both your superiors, as well as your juniors. Then make your execute decision in a swift and decisive style.
Who said making executive decisions are fun? Every decision you make can bring the organisation to an unimaginable wealth or you stand to loose millions of dollars. Its your call, its your head on the chopping block.
I've tasted corporation power, now I want more!