In today’s fast-paced and hyperconnected global economy, leaders are pressured to make multiple decisions and do so quickly. In such a volatile environment, leaders tend not to take the time to reflect and use sound judgment; the result is hurried decisions that lead to poor outcomes for themselves and their organization. In particular, leaders who operate in the blue zone tend to decide instinctively based primarily on their own experience, without paying enough attention to the changes in the larger context. Risk averse, they may either procrastinate when faced with difficult decisions or make decisions that may yield tactical benefits but be unviable in the long term. Leaders in the red zone are more willing to make bold decisions ...

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