There are not many things that really frustrate me, but a lack of decision-making is one that does, because as we know, not making a decision is actually making one – and not to do anything is a decision in itself.
The problem is that if you are a leader and you suffer from not being able to make decisions then you will have an impact on so many people, in such a negative way.
If you were to ask people why they left their job, a high percentage of them would tell you that they left because their manager/organisation could not make the decisions required for them to do their job and to move forward.
I am very aware that often we will need to seek counsel, or work with a team, to get a result and make the required decision, but our team want to take direction from their leader. If you are indecisive, then respect and cooperation will be lost very quickly.
So how do we deal with indecision?
One of the greatest personal frustrations that we will experience is the frustration of indecision – So, take control of the life that you have been entrusted to guide and direct and ensure that it continues to grow.
The ability to be comfortable with decision making doesn’t happen overnight, it happens one decision after another, until the processes and skills become the norm.
My challenge this week is to think about one decision that you have been procrastinating on and make the decision you need to make. It will be like a weight has lifted from your shoulders.
Have a great week.
Co-CEO & Founder
On behalf of the Proteus team, we would like to thank and congratulate Grant Davis, Executive member and Central/West Regional leader at Proteus for his continued service with the South Australian Fire Service.
This week Grant was presented with two service medals:
The first was, The National Emergency Services Medal for service during the 2019/20 Black Summer Fires.
The second was the National Medal for service in excess of 15 years with the Fire Service.
Congratulations Grant for your service and for your commitment to keeping South Australians safe.
The Proteus team is very proud.
Here are just some of the programs that our team have been involved in this week.
Building A Psychologically Safe Workplace Keynote
Richard Dore presented his very topical and important Keynote this week to over 70 delegates from Mornington Peninsula Shire. They were a highly engaged and proactive group of leaders.
Grant Davis and Brett Hutchinson had a night session for delegates in Great Britain and then backed it up with an early morning session for delegates in New Zealand. Well done guys – get some sleep!
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CREATING AND LEADING A NO-WHINGE, SOLUTION-FOCUSED WORKPLACE
Creating Positive Cultures is about giving people the skills and permission to destroy dysfunction, kill off negative influences and the space for all your positive people to shine and thrive.
Culture is all about your behaviours, it is what to do. So great leaders and workplaces don’t allow their culture to happen by default, they design it together by agreeing to operate above the line in a positive, professional and proactive way.
This allows for a psychological safe space to innovate, stay relevant, to fight clean to develop resilience, gratitude and a growth mindset, while giving staff permission to call people out on any toxic behaviours.
This results in a self-regulating culture where people celebrate achievements while creating great relationships, products and services.