A choice can require additional data or more time. Members of the team need further deliberation to make an informed call. The customer has to check budget allocations. You're unsure it’s aligned with the overall strategy.
Waiting can be justified but excuses can also be the reason we wait. Some decisions require time, others aren't made because we're in the way.
Lead or Follow?
We look for leadership to be decisive and crisp. It’s about helping people get better, keeping everyone on track, and getting stuff done. But it isn't always smooth in real life.
Some say the most successful people make quick decisions, refine, and move forward in the time it takes most people to move at all.
Here’s some inspiration as we deliberate
The only person you really have control over is yourself.
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
When you make the right decision, it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
Peart, Lee, Lifeson
The best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.
Rita Mae Brown
Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kneale Mann | Leadership and Culture strategist, writer, speaker, executive coach engaging leaders, collaborative teams, and strong business results.