Leadership Tip of the Month: Don't Let Doubt Paralyze You
Even the most self-assured leader wrestles with doubt -- due to negative experiences, fear of the unknown, fear of making a mistake or not having sufficient information.
When doubt threatens to paralyze your leadership ability, here's how to work through it:
- Think through the impact of your decision. What are the implications and worst-case scenarios?
- Seek wisdom. If time allows, get input from other leaders you trust.
- Make a decision. Inaction often has worse long-term ramifications than making a decision.