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?