How much do you struggle when making decisions? If you fit in with most of us, you don’t struggle much at all. You make dozens of decisions every day with little thought or indecision. Now and then though, there is a needed decision that slows you down and perhaps even causes you to stop in your tracks. This decision is important, makes a difference, is potentially very consequential. Press play and let’s think about those times when deciding gets difficult, when our decision makes a real difference for us and more generally for others. That’s when we need a decision strategy formulated just for us.
Leadership is in many ways a balancing act. On the one hand, leaders are doers, they have to act. Leadership and action go hand in hand.
On the other hand, leaders can and sometimes do screw things up by acting too quickly, doing without sufficient thought and consideration. Insufficient caution is a risky approach to leadership, a nearly guaranteed path to disaster. Leadership and caution go hand in hand.
In this episode of the Leadership Shop, I give you three keys to open the door of effective and successful leadership. I hope you find them useful.
James is focusing on decision making and decision makers. There may be an important point in there about leaders and their relationship to decisions, but James is skeptical.