One of the main reasons leadership is challenging is because you are managing a fast-moving conveyor belt of decisions. One decision after another is rolling off the conveyor belt:
- Should I remove this non-performer even though I have two other open positions?
- Do I shift the compensation plan to get the team focused on the right behaviors, knowing it could disrupt the culture and distract top performers?
- I just announced our new hybrid work expectations, and now my top performer is asking for more flexibility because of a family situation—do I allow it?
You can’t obsess over each one and slow everything down, but you don’t want to make knee-jerk decisions, either.