Making timely decisions is an important time management strategy. The choice to not make decisions is a decision in itself. The most successful business owners have the ability to make good decision quickly and efficiently, and not to waste time deliberating over simple choices.
In leadership positions, often people are afraid of making the wrong decision or looking foolish if they make a mistake in front of junior staff. What they don’t realize is that hesitating or avoiding decision making impacts their leadership just as much or more than making the wrong decision. Not only can being indecisive be personally stressful, but it is also stressful for those around you whose tasks are awaiting your choices.
Remember, you must make the best decision with the information you have, in the time frame you have to make the decision. No one expects you to be a fortune teller – be decisive, make some mistakes, and learn from them.