Leadership: Are You Making The Tough Calls

Pick up any newspaper, trawl the internet or turn on your TV or radio and you are probably hearing a lot about the economy.  At times like this, leaders really earn their salary.  In many ways times like now really set apart the best from the rest.

If you are in a leadership role right now, you are probably having to make some tough choices or calls.  This might be about:

  • Reducing the headcount
  • Putting investment projects on hold
  • Selling part of the business
  • Getting into new markets that are holding up better in the current economy
  • Gaining new skills to manage major change

The question is are you ready and willing to make these tough calls.  If you are you might be unpopular for a little while.  If you don’t, you are risking the long term future of the organisation you lead which ultimately could mean that you are not there for the very people you exist for- your customers and clients.

In your experience, what is it that gets in the way of leaders making the tough calls?

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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