Key Skills In Leadership Success: Decision Making

A successful leader needs to have a range of skills.  In the currently challenging economic climate there are some skills which will be more important than others.  The first of these is decision making.  In 2009 you are likely to be faced with more decisions than ever.  These decisions might include:

  • Should you cut the number of staff you employ?
  • If you need to reduce the number of people you employ, who should you keep and who should you let go?
  • What investments are you going to make in the busineess and what investments are you going to put on hold?
  • What markets or areas of business do you need to get out off?
  • What incentives or promotions must you offer to attract or retain customers?

No matter what the decision, it is important that you are ready to take these decisions and act on them.  Procrastination in challenging times is not an option.  Remember, decisions lead to actions and and actions lead to results.

So what gets in the way of you taking decisions and what difference would it make to your success if you started taking decisions?

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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