Whatever your role—whether you're a manager or an individual contributor—acting decisively is a key skill.
- Whatever your role, whether you're a manager or an individual contributor, acting decisively is a key skill. As a manager your employees need clarity about what you want and expect from them, and what the overall strategic direction is. You can't lollygag or constantly change tack, when people are waiting for your marching orders. As an employee, what gets you noticed and recognized is your ability to act and produce results. Of course you should be thoughtful and deliberate, and not just act to do something.
But too many people lose credibility and the respect of others, because they never get going. Honestly, it's something we all struggle with at times. Too many options can lead to paralysis. But what if you don't have enough information? Or need to make a fast decision? Or both? It's not easy, but with focus and effort anyone can learn how to act decisively. What you need to know before watching this course is that acting decisively is a learnable skill. Even if you've struggled with it in the past, with the right strategy, you can make it happen.