One of my biggest annoyances is when I pull up to a four-way stop and wait for someone to decide who’s turn it is to go. What’s worse is when someone starts to go, but stops because they are unsure if it’s their turn. I have literally rolled down my window to yell, “Someone make a decision,” as I sit a car back. It’s extremely frustrating. Some would tell me to cool down. Some would say I have road rage. That’s fine, but I hate it when people are indecisive.
Unfortunately, this indecisiveness creeps into the lives of leaders as well. Some get cold feet. Some are insecure. Some say they’re waiting on some miraculous sign to give them direction. Whatever the reasons are, the indecisiveness creates a lack of movement – nothing gets done – no movement – just like what happens at the four-way stop… people just sit around and do nothing. Indecisive leaders lead their businesses in the following direction:
1. Frustrates those who follow their lead
2. Suffocates the vision that exists
3. Creates a lack of confidence in the leader
4. Creates unhealthy conflict
5. Prevents other from using their gifts and abilities
People, whether it’s marketing or your day-in and day-out business, decisions need to be made… for the health of your leadership, business and employees. Oh ya, if you’re at a four-way stop, please make a decision when the time calls for it. Thanks!