COMMIT TO DECISIONS
End meetings with clear and specific resolutions and calls to action.
Drive your team toward clarity and closure. Help your team articulate specific goals and actions. Also, discuss the worst-case scenario to diminish fear of failure by realizing that even a poor decision is survivable.
Food for Thought:
Effective team leaders drive commitment by soliciting all ideas, opinions, and perspectives, then step up to make a decision and clarify a course of action. It is better to make a choice, act with boldness, be wrong and change direction than to waffle or wait for 100% certainty.
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IMPACT! Leadership Tips are adapted from The Leadership Challenge® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™. The Leadership Challenge®. © James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, published by John Wiley & Sons. All rights reserved. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® 2014 Patrick Lencioni and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.