Make sound and timely decisions

Indecision destroys the morale of armies and the lives of citizens. When a decision is called for, consider your options, use your best judgment, and make a decision. Leaders are decisive. Great leaders throughout history have made decisions, and even if a decision was the incorrect one, they took responsibility for it. Today, in an attempt to avoid the taking of responsibility and making the tough decisions, many have embraced the numerous management fads like Total Quality Management in which decisions are reached by consensus. Unfortunately, leadership does not work by committee, but with one lone person at the top who has accepted the responsibility of leadership. As a leader, take charge of yourself, the situation, and the people you lead and make the tough decisions and then accept the consequences of that decision.

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