“It is often said that a wrong decision taken at the right time is better than a right decision taken at the wrong time.”
― Pearl Zhu, Decision Master: The Art and Science of Decision Making

As we move up as leaders, the responsibility, and with that, the number of decisions that we need to take, are higher. Therefore, empowering our teams is particularly important to achieve 3 objectives: for things to happen on time, for people to give the best of themselves adding on their own value, and also so we don’t end up suffering from decision fatigue.

However, sometimes our own behavior stops the team’s empowerment preventing our team members to be self-sufficient, feel valued and empowered within the organization.

I invite you to find some different ways to avoid falling into these dynamics that affect the sustainability and efficiency of your organization.

Powerful question to ask yourself:

What fears and behaviors do I need to let go to empower my people and make us all more effective?

Make change happen:

Next time a person from your team consults with you about a decision, consider asking the following question:

Should I make this decision or them?

    • If the answer is you, then discuss the situation, ask for input and make a clear decision.
    • If the answer is them, clarify the situation, give input (if asked!) and show your support whatever they decide!


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