Be clear about your decisions rather than certain!
One of the most frustrating things that I see in leaders is that of being absolute on their decisions without really digging in and understanding what is going on. Too many people function either based on the opinion of the last person that they were with or solely on their own perspective. Both are equally destructive to the culture of a company. In working with organizations around this country, I have seen more and more people being promoted to the top who are incredibly confident, and yet incredibly disconnected from their teams.
When a leader makes decisions in a vacuum, they are isolating the right information, and often the necessary information, that would be required to make a solid decision. Leaders who forge ahead down a path that is not working and never look to themselves will find that their path will eventually be cut short with a thud at the bottom of their proverbial cliff jump. Clarity in decision making requires that a person be open to the idea that they don’t know all of the answers without exploring the various perspectives.
It is in the perspectives that we find the various components of the answers we need. Clarity is both humbling and rewarding. It means that we must drop our need to be right and open up to the possibility of working together to create an answer. I am not sure when it happened, but at some point in history, people started thinking that being in charge meant that you knew all of the answers and must demand that others follow your lead. A leader who operates on clarity will not feel the need to demand followers because the followers will seek them out.
Which will you be? Will you be the leader that inspires followers or the one who pushes them away? The more open you are to clarity, the easier it becomes for others to trust you!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.