Originally Published March 7, 2011

I don’t know why it happens. Every once in a while I see leaders hesitating to act for no apparent reason. Probing, I’ve found a number of leaders seem to be waiting for permission – permission from their board, their client, a team member, their partner. What keeps them paralyzed is that the person doesn’t even know their permission is hoped for.


Do you ever hesitate? Are you waiting for permission? Do that person know it? You have two options – ask for the permission now OR just do it – which will it be

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