Leadership and Decision Making

“Decision Making” Skills are important for any leader; and sometimes this can be the one and only thing that truly DIFFERENTIATES you from others, and DETERMINES your level of success..

For any leader, the following aspects of decision making are key:
(1) Speed at which you can make decision (under normal circumstances)
(2) Speed at which you can make decision (when in the HOT SEAT)
(3) What do you rely on for decision making (data & analysis or intuition or a combination of both)
(4) How you communicate your decisions with those who need to know?

In an attempt to understand what others had to say, I did some research. And found some great quotes which I am sharing on this blog.. Some of them are really food for thought from the wise!

“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.

If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.”
― Deepak Chopra,

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”
― Peter F. Drucker

“The greatest accomplishment began as a decision once made and often a difficult one.”
― Michael Rawls

“You will rarely make wise decisions if you surround yourself with fools”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Many people fail in their career, business and relationship, and others get stuck because of their inability to make quality decisions.”
― Nkem Mpamah

“Accepting trial and error means accepting error. It means taking problems in our stride when a decision doesn’t work out, whether through luck or misjudgment. And that is not something human brains seem to be able to do without a struggle.”
― Tim Harford

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader. Don’t fall victim to what I call the ‘ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome’. You must be willing to fire.”
– T. Boone Pickens

“Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.” – – Dr. Robert Jarvik

“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.”
– Jim Rohn

“It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.”
– Antony Robbins

“More than anything else, I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.”
– Antony Robbins

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.”
– General George S. Patton

You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”
― Michelle Obama

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One comment on “Leadership and Decision Making

  1. Pingback: On Leadership and The Crisis Moment of a Decision | Linked 2 Leadership

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