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Unusually Excellent: The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership by John Hamm

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Chapter 8. A LEADER'S DECISION MAKING: Values-Based Choices

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Roy Disney

The final judgment of our leadership expertise will depend, more than anything else, on the quality of the decisions we have made, in aggregate, over the course of our careers as leaders. Leading decision making is, in essence, leading the conversation that improves the quality of those decisions. Your primary job as a leader is not to make most of the decisions that arise every day, but to lead in such a way that the people who do make them make better decisions than they would alone.

That much should be obvious to the reader. After all, if strategy is the adaptation of planning to the real world competition ...

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