One of the top two or three characteristics of great leaders is excellent judgment. Their decisions are right far more often than they are wrong. Those decisions produce favorable outcomes for their organizations and their people. Not only are they right far more than they are wrong, almost all of their biggest decisions, the crucial ones, are spot on.
No one can be right all the time.
I love confidence in a leader so long as that confidence is tempered with an understanding that being right often and being right always are not the same thing. I?m guessing a little bit here because I?ve never been right so often that I?ve become overconfident in my judgment. But I?ve seen several instances where a leader has been right so often that they apparently forget what it was like to be wrong.
That leads some to believe they can no longer…
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