Chapter 1. The Key to Mastering Decisions


Wavering on a decision in critical times can be dangerous! Direct reports sense this state and do not make their decisions in turn, waiting for the decision of the leader. This can lead to a form of paralysis, and the impact on the business can be profound.

 --Larry Bossidy, Retired Chairman of Honeywell International and Former CEO of Allied Signal[1]

Knowing How To Reach Clarity on a decision quickly, especially in critical times, is a differentiating mark of an accomplished leader. It also looks effortless and easy to an observer.

I was privileged to witness master decision makers perform. I sat across from Jack Welch, a former CEO of General Electric, and next to Larry Bossidy, former CEO of Allied ...

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