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Advice from an ex-Marine officer on making tough decisions

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Leadership means making tough decisions

It is difficult for leaders to make tough decisions; some will often abandon their responsibility because they don't want to act on a tough decision or carry the load of the outcome.

Good leaders will remember that they have the responsibility and the obligation to use their authority ...

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  • Dealing with hard decisions is an obligation. When you accepted the mantle of leadership, you accepted the authority and the responsibility.
  • You can't hope the issue will resolve itself. When leaders don't want to take ownership of the outc...

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  • Consider what makes this decision so hard for you, then deal with it and learn from it.
  • Know the environment and influencing factors in which the decision is being made. Try to understand the urgency, circumstances, culture, and expectations of tho...

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  • Don't panic. A tough choice means an increased level of difficulty, dilemma, and anxiety. Recognize that it exists, reducing the stress when you can, and don't allow it to escalate to panic.
  • Clearly identify the issue. Pause to get clarity. Be prec...

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