If you get the objectives right, a lieutenant can write the strategy.
If you think you have things under control, you're not going fast enough.
That which you require be reported on to you will improve, if you are selective. How you fashion your reporting system announces your priorities and sets the institution's priorities.
The most important things in life you cannot see.
Don't speak ill of your predecessors or successors. You didn't walk in their shoes.
Be precise. A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.
If in doubt, move decisions up, not down.
Look for what's missing. Many people can tell how to improve what's proposed or what's gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn't there.
Don't "over control" like a novice pilot. Stay loose enough from the flow that you can observe, calibrate and refine.
The way to do well is to do well.