Leaders Are Decision Makers

Making decisions can be a difficult thing, but good leaders make them. Period.  Often there can be a tendency to try to avoid making a decision for fear of being wrong or being criticized by others, but the leaders who stand out, who make a difference are the ones who actually make decisions.  Brad Lomenick had some great thoughts on this in his post which included these points.

  • Understand that it’s part of your job.
  • Sleep on the big ones.
  • Know your values.
  • Understand the context.
  • Just do it.

Being the analytical and introverted type, I know I will often gravitate to putting decisions off until I know 100% it’s the right one.  The problem with that is not enough decisions get made.  What about you?