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Daily Leadership Thought #70 – Make Informed Decisions

December 15, 2010

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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.