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Strategy Power Plays: Winning Business Ideas from the World's Greatest Strategic Minds by Karen Mccreadie, Tim Phillips

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24 BE DECISIVE

Master Sun talks of decisions as the, ‘well-timed swoop of a falcon’. ‘Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger’. What he's saying is that once the information has arrived, be decisive and advance with force and commitment from that decision.

In business there is rarely anything to be gained from sitting on the fence. A leader's job is to make the hard decisions, even when all the facts are inaccessible. Waiting until all the questions are answered can be commercial suicide.

DEFINING IDEA…

‘Indecision and delays arethe parents of failure.’

~ GEORGE CANNING

As Chris Galvin rose through the ranks of Motorola, the company founded by his grandfather in 1928, his determination ...

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