Decision fatigue is a common malady of modern life.
We’ve all been there.
Faced with hundreds of options in a day that require us to decide everything from what to wear, to what customized parts of a product we want to purchase part by part, to the really big decisions that center around people and business; it is no wonder leaders find themselves in decision overwhelm.
This is why many successful leaders have a “standard wardrobe.” It is one less thing to think about, and it frees their minds to think at a higher level. A prime example of this was Steve Jobs, and you can see the evidence of his more targeted thinking and decision making around the world today.
Good leaders know they must reserve their decision making for the issues and ideas that lend themselves to their highest level of effectiveness. This is true for any level of leadership. Each leader has a realm of responsibility, and within that realm, they must recognize the key decisions that need to be made. They must also be able to recognize the ones that need to be made by someone else or not at all.
The good part about delegating decision making is that it not only frees the leader’s mind to focus on the decisions that are theirs to make; it also helps to develop other leaders.
As a leader, you absolutely must make decisions. But you must also NOT make ALL decisions. Knowing the difference is a game changer.
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.