In organizations that succeed, executives spend more than 50% of their time leading transformation by setting goals, aligning the organization and motivating employees. But too many executive teams are unaware of and not employing tools for maximizing their decision-making effectiveness.
Learning to act with courage and boldness requires cultivating personal discipline. Specifically, it requires learning to act decisively even when you are feeling fear and uncertainty.
Having to make the choice between being popular and being effective is one reason why so many leaders are slow to make necessary changes to their leadership teams, even when the need is obvious.
CEOs are often frustrated by their executive team’s lack of leadership ability and/or their capacity to take on new assignments. The solution often requires both bold decision making and taking action.