“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Attributed to Theodore Roosevelt

People are deicisive when they make choices quickly and effectively. “Quick” and “effective” must be kept in balance. This balance requires appropriate distance, multiple options, testing assumptions, and being prepared for things to work out in unexpected ways.


Benefit of Decisiveness

Decisiveness attracts resources. Decisiveness means you can learn from your actions faster than if you had not acted. Deciding sooner means you can adapt sooner. People are more likely to follow decisive action.

Recorded Events

Think Aloud Leadership – Mindfulness Podcast (Audio Only) – (Patty Payette & Karen Newton)

University of Louisville Center for Positive Leadership presents the Leading With Podcast. Karen Newton introduces the podcast…

The Decision-Making Worksheet – Leadership Tools Showcase (Patty Payette)

Learn how to engage your team in a deliberate decision-making process that facilitates shared ownership of problems…

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