Leadership Quote

Leadership Quote / August 2001

“There is a certain mythology right now in the world that thinks the CEO is a kind of superman.But in fact, this business is so darn complicated, and the decisions are so important, there is no one person alone who is going to be maximally effective in making those decisions. I want my executive committee-the seven or eight top people-to collectively run the company. I don’t shirk the ultimate responsibility as CEO. But I don’t want to make the decisions as the sole integrator. I want us to debate and really think through the major decisions about the company together.” ~Kevin Sharer, CEO, Amgen, Fast Company, August 2001