Really engaging read from Harvard Business Review detailing four key characteristics of successful leaders. This is just one great excerpt from the article you are linked to below
Legends about CEOs who always seem to know exactly how to steer their companies to wild success seem to abound in business. But we discovered that high-performing CEOs do not necessarily stand out for making great decisions all the time; rather, they stand out for being more decisive. They make decisions earlier, faster, and with greater conviction.