Bosses who are super slow in making decisions create delays and uncertainty and it is a huge detriment to progress. One thing a leader needs to understand is how paralyzing it can be to sit on proposals and not make decisions.
Bob's Gutsy Leadership Blog
Archive for July, 2012
So what’s the learning here? Focusing on THE next big area of opportunity (not four or so of them), and making sure that it will have a significant profit and customer impact, is what gutsy leaders do. Unfortunately, getting lulled into managing a whole bunch of different things, each with fuzzy potential, is the trap that business leaders often fall into, especially successful ones!
The learning is very clear: always be totally objective. As a leader, your people are listening carefully to everything you say and are in a good position to judge its accuracy and tone. If you are off the mark, you will quickly lose a most valuable trait; your credibility.
Naturally, I felt very weird eliminating my own job; clearly I would no longer be needed. On the other hand, I had confidence that when the phasing out was completed, and the savings realized, my management would find something for me to do, and that was the case.