Leaders make choices. We get paid to, and we must. There is no wiggle-room. If you're incapable of making a choice, you're going to be out of a job soon. If someone makes the big choices for you; you're out of a job soon. If your boss makes all of the major strategic and disciplinary decisions for you, you'll be out of a job soon. Get it?
Step up, and make a choice.
Easier Said Than Done
Oh sure, it's easy to sit back and promulgate leadership strategy from behind the safety of the computer screen...unless you're backing it up in real life. I try desperately not to wait to choose...and you shouldn't either. How many times have you worked with leaders that simply will not make the choice that is so obvious, even to them? Sadly, I'm guessing you can't count the number on one hand. Neither can I.
So Get On With It
Maybe I'm impatient. Maybe I'm a Gen Xer who wants instant gratification. Or, maybe I just want to get things done faster than I should reasonably expect. It doesn't matter. What does matter is that those around you and me are waiting for us to make a choice...the right choice. Are you going to let them down?
I'd love to hear from you.
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