The decisions you make today will determine the stories you tell tomorrow. –Craig Groeschel
I have a theory.
After coaching and investing in leaders for nearly a quarter century, I believe that decision making is what separates good leaders from great ones.
Every leader makes decisions. Some are small, some are large. Some have significant impact; some have smaller ripples. But making decisions is part and parcel of being a leader.
I’ve watched leaders struggle with some decisions more than others. And I’ve had my share of moments where I am faced with two roads that diverge. I have to choose one. And the decisions are not always simple and clear.
I believe every leader is 3 decisions away from seeing significant movement and success.
That’s a bold claim, I know. But it’s based on countless conversations with leaders and evidence from my own leadership journey.
What are those three decisions? They will be different for every leader. But in our gut, we can usually identify at least one of them right off. It’s something we’ve been wrestling and struggling with, sometimes for months or years.
One of the best books I’ve read this year is Andy Stanley’s new book, Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets: 5 Questions to Help You Determine Your Next Move. One of the questions is “what is the wise thing to do?” That’s a kicker, leaders. Often we know what the wise thing to do it, don’t we? But it’s tough. It’s not the easier path. It’s going to make relational ripples. It’s going to create tension and conflict. It’s not going to make everyone happy.
But it’s the wise thing to do.
I believe every leader is 3 decisions away from seeing significant movement and success. And one of the things I enjoy is helping leaders to discover what those decisions are by asking the right questions.
The right questions lead to the right answers. The wrong questions won’t.
Do you have someone in your life who is a sounding board, who’s free to ask you the questions that lead you to the uncomfortable places, to ask the questions that lead you to YOUR 3 decisions?
I’d be honored to serve you in that way. Follow this link and let’s begin a conversation. And let’s see your tomorrow be different than your today.