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Making Decisions

By Doug Franklin April 5, 2012

I am always surprised by leaders who struggle to be in the decision making roles, because being a leader requires you to make decisions.  Most followers are okay with most decisions leaders make; they just want to know what the decisions are and if you’re all in with them. Do leaders understand that delayed decisions just make them look unconfident? Again followers are not that concerned with the final decisions they just want you to have confidence. Youth workers who struggle to make decisions reinforce the idea that they are young and inexperienced and should not be trusted. Youth workers who think through decisions and announce their decisions with confidence and act on them look like leaders. So how quickly do you make decisions and would your followers call you a confident decision maker? The answer could tell you a lot about how your followers view you.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More