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 the 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. Integris Performance Advisors is an independent authorized partner of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.