Leaders are about action… making decisions, keeping focus, directing people to get things done. Once in a while it takes a little time… you may want to gather more data, evaluate further options or just reflect before reaching a decision. The risk, the challenge, is to create time without having your team feel like you hit the ‘pause’ button. For many, ‘pause’ creates inertia that’s tough to break.
What’s your strategy when you need a little time? How do you ensure that your team stays active and doesn’t have to be restarted when you’re ready to act on your decision? What specific changes should you make in your approach?