I remember when George W. Bush was President he made a comment (I don?t recall the context) that he was the ?decider.? He was laughed at and made fun of because of that statement. I really never understood why? I still don?t.
The ability to decide is a fundamental requirement of effective leadership. If you don?t have the ability to make a decision then you don?t have the ability to lead. In the absence of decisions leadership flounders and dies. Now, for those of you who want to put the qualifier ?good? before the word decision you go right ahead.
The reality is, you should be just as concerned with a lack of ability to make any decisions as you are about poor or bad decisions. Just as many organizations and businesses have failed because of no decisions as have failed because of poor decisions. It just might take a…
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