Leadership Tip: Drive Your Team Toward Clarity and Closure

COMMIT TO DECISIONS

End meetings with clear and specific resolutions and calls to action.

Today’s Tip:

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.

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