Leaders are faced with decisions and calls-to-action all day long:
- Staffing decisions
- Vendor decisions
- Strategic plans
- Customer resolutions
- Team members needing feedback
At those critical points where YOUR action is required, ACT. Don’t rely on good intentions.
- “I’ll put off that difficult conversation with that team member…”
- “I’ll call that vendor back next week…”
- “Everyone knows where we’re going, right?…”
- “That customer can wait…”
- “Someone else probably will handle that question…”
Many times, it is the action of the leader that can begin positive momentum within their team/company. Action can help initiate great momentum. Inaction can end up causing you and your team to stall out. John Maxwell says:
“If you’ve got all the passion, tools, and people you need to fulfill a great vision, yet you can’t seem to get your organization moving and going in the right direction, you’re dead in the water as a leader. If you can’t get things going (ACTION), you will not succeed.” (from The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership)
So today, when facing a decision, ACT. Get things moving. Get your team moving. ACT.
“Leaders always find a way to make things happen.” John Maxwell