Tough Choices and Juggling Priorities Takes Courage
Being the boss sometimes means making the tough choices that no one else wants to make. Have you ever been faced with what looks like two equally bad choices? There are no other options, yet, you will need to take one of these two unappealing roads.
In Jonah Lehrer’s book, How We Decide, you will learn how we crave the decision being made. This book explores the science of how we make good and bad decisions. It challenges our cultural focus on rational decision-making (through use of anecdotes and experimental evidence), suggesting instead that good decision-making is made through both the emotion and rational parts of the brain working together.
Once you have made up your mind, (using both rational and emotional triggers) take courage! Follow through on that choice with every bit of strength and conviction that you have. Yes, gather other people’s opinions and thoughts on the matter, but as the boss, the final decision is yours and yours alone. Even more importantly, if make a decision that turns out to have a negative impact, have the resilience to bounce back and model the behavior you want others to have. Anyone can make a mistake, but it takes strength to push past that mistake. Stand tall, be brave, and make the call!
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