A leader is a person of action. To be a person of action you must master the art of decision-making.
Successful people tend to make decisions quickly and change them rarely, while unsuccessful people tend to make decisions slowly and change them often.
Successful leaders don’t have to come up with all the answers all the time, but they do have to be prepared to endorse them when necessary.
Once a decision is made, move forward. Look for the next challenge.
Leaders gather the facts. The most frequent mistake made is trying to decide before all the facts are known. While good leaders make decisions quickly, they must have as many facts as possible on which to base those decisions. Don’t rely on assumptions.
Assess the risk. What’s the worst thing that could happen as a result of the decision? What’s the best thing that could happen? Is it worth the risk?