Name: Jerre L. Stead
Title: Chairman and CEO
Company: Ingram Micro Inc., Santa Ana, California
Line of Business: computer technology distributor
Number of Employees: 12,000
Revenues: $20 billion
Salespeople sell, administrators organize and engineers create, but executives decide. We decide to recruit new talent, open or close facilities, enter new lines of business or leave old ones.
Through our decisions, we influence other people's lives and spend other people's money. Our decisions determine our companies' fortunes. They also get us lionized and demonized.
So, if our decisions carry so much weight, why don't we make it easier on ourselves to make better decisions?…