In an on-going discussion of Decisions in Leadership, we are exploring several questions that can help ascertain whether a decision will produce positive outcomes for those affected by the leader’s choice of direction. Last week we looked at contrast between that which is ultimately good - or just currently popular.
As mentioned in last week’s Leadership Notes, decision-making is not an easy process for those in leadership - principally because when a leader makes a decision it affects those being led, as well as the leader personally.
For better or worse, leadership decisions can have lasting consequences. Therefore, the discussion will continue for the next several weeks, as we take each of the questions regarding decision-making posed in the last blog, one at a time…
Decision-making is not an easy process for anyone – especially for those in leadership. When a leader makes a decision – for better or worse – it affects those being led as well as the leader personally.
Indeed, poor decisions and mistakes affect the lives of others and sometimes the consequences are extensive and can have a lasting effect (most of us can probably think of at least one example of a poor decision that affected a wide circle of individuals).
Recognition is an important tool for those who are leaders. And it is a tool that can be used as a positive way to encourage members of our team.
Or, alternately, not so much. I was with a leader-friend this week who works almost full-time at no charge for a non-profit organization. He seemed a bit “down” and so I asked him what was on his mind.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been reflecting on the topic of social media.