I have never compared myself to my managers ... although I have made some big financial decisions on my own and decided on new investments, I have never involved myself in managerial decisions.
Guidelines for bureaucrats: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in trouble, delegate. (3) When in doubt, mumble.
The finest plans are always ruined by the littleness of those who ought to carry them out, for the Emperor can actually do nothing.
If you are having as much fun running a big corporation as you did running a piece of it, then you are probably interfering too much with the people who really make it happen.
Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable.
Big things and little things are my job. Middle level management can be delegated.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
Do not delegate an assignment and then attempt to manage it yourself - you will make an enemy of the overruled subordinate.
There is no indispensable man.