Can you make a change like this at a company if you are not the CEO or President?

If you’re not the leader of an organization it will be more difficult to make changes, but you can do it.  The truth is it is challenging for anyone – including a leader – to change the way decisions are made, and to veer from an existing way of doing things within an organization.

If you manage a team, a division or a department, you can still employ The Decision Maker model on your team. Your peers may choose to not operate that way in their teams, they may even think the idea is silly, but ultimately if your team continues to succeed and produce then you won’t get pushback and you can use the principles to empower those you work closely with.