One of the hardest leadership decisions is making the decision to:
- Push forward knowing that the problems are momentary and the end objectives will ultimately be achieved if you stay the course.
- Make adjustments to the program and immediately give it another try.
- Allow a cooling off period before executing either A or B, giving the team time to recover.
- Pull back and don’t move forward in that direction again.
The challenge is that there is no single right answer for all situations.
- Leaders must know their teams and how resilient they are at this particular moment in time.
- Leadership is rarely about making decisions that are black and white - those are simple.
- Leaders must make tough directional decisions in the absence of complete information to move a team toward often fuzzy objectives.
Test out your course of action based on talking to a few of your trusted team members at all levels and then decide.
This is Part 20 of a 20-Part Series
Topics Covered in the Series Include:
- Types of Programs
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