We have an endless world of data and research resources at our finger tips. And sometimes we’re paralyzed by it. Unable to move forward until all available information has been thoroughly considered. We delay decisions, telling ourselves we need to more thoroughly vet all possible alternatives. Sometimes this is called due diligence, but sometimes this is called stalling.
You know what great leaders do every day? They make decisions. Good ones, bad ones, and “the-jury-is-still-out” ones. But here’s the thing; they make them. If they make a bad one, they recalibrate the next day and then make another decision. And when they make decisions, they’re rewarded by having the opportunity to make new decisions. This is moving forward.