One of a leader’s primary roles is to make important decisions. Of course, these decisions should not be made without the input of the affected parties and/or others with subject matter expertise. It is also important that these decisions are made with an appreciation of the risks and benefits related to a given situation. The bigger the risks or potential benefits, the more thoughtful the decision-making process should be. Making “seat of the pants” or “gut level” decisions is not a leadership virtue, especially when it comes to significant issues. One of the most valuable assets a leader can bring to his/her organization is their judgment. And, judgment requires both discernment and discretion.