Indeed it can't be a one man show. Once you get to that level of leadership it is not as much your plans or policies that count, it is the people you recruit. How you listen, lead and motivate them are all important to. Focus on this and everything else will fall into place almost by itself. IMHO allot of lousy CEO's hope to win big by just doing everything right by making everyone do things exactly his way. Ya can't do this in an organization as big as even a small airline. Executives like this just micromanage and distract people to death. These executives are like those parents you see screaming at their kids durring a soccer game - even if their advise is right, the kid
1. Will not understand in time to make a difference.
2. Will innevitably divert attention from playing the game and onto pleasing you. You would to in his place, you moron.
3. You will also annoy and irritate the heck out of him(and everyone else) ...so even when you try to express authority and and give advise in appropriate ways, he shows allot less respect for you.
You have to find the right team and help them work together to win. A well picked and trained team can take care of itself on the field even if the coach never showed up to the game. The Quarterbacks and captains can call the plays better than he can most of the time anyway. The coach shows up just to show that he cares and to show he can stand up and support the team. And help the captains/quarterbacks when they need it. I suspect the same is true in the business world.