Leadership is all about making decisions, but sometimes the best leaders can fall victim to indecision.
Indecisiveness is a weakness that can sneak up on the most respected leaders, and it can have a detrimental effect on the organization.
Here are a few reasons why this one trait of leadership should be eliminated, it causes the following:
Disengaged employees: Indecisiveness can disengage employees by creating a sense of uncertainty and lack of direction within the organization. When leaders are indecisive, employees may lose trust and motivation to work towards the goals of the organization.
Ruined morale: Indecisiveness can ruin morale within the organization by creating frustration and dissatisfaction among employees. When leaders are unable to make decisions, it can lead to a sense of stagnation and lack of progress within the organization.
Frustration among employees: Indecisiveness can also cause frustration among employees. Leaders are responsible for making decisions that drive the organization forward, and when they are unable to make decisions, it can lead to a sense of stagnation and lack of progress.
Poor decision making: Indecisiveness can lead to poor decision making. When leaders are unable to make decisions, they may make hasty or ill-informed decisions. This can have a detrimental effect on the organization and its employees.
The consequences of leadership indecisiveness are dire. Indecisive leaders action and attitude comes at a great cost and every leader should work on eliminating. Because, when leaders choose not to act on problems, employees lose confidence and interest in the organization. The damage caused by indecision lasts a long time.
Lead From Within: The key to quick decision-making is understanding your inner values and aligning your decisions with them.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.