The greatest risk in today’s world is not taking a risk.
Bloomberg published an article in May of 2019 stating that 70% of the so-called leaders in today’s business world are “unfit to lead” as we rapidly move into the future.
There are several different reasons for this, but one of the major factors, according to Bloomberg, is that traditional leaders “don’t make decisions fast enough.”
Too many leaders want to analyze and tweak to perfection but never act. Whatever the word “perfection” means.
There is no perfection. Not really. There are only different grades of “perfected imperfection”.
In a Mach10 world, if you won’t “risk” imperfection, you take the bigger risk of death and obsolescence.
If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product,
you’ve launched too late.
~ Reid Hoffman
The Renaissance Leader takes risk.
Not crazy unthought out or imprudent risks mind you.
The authentic leader gathers all the information currently available and makes a decision.
In the moment of decision, he knows the information he has is incomplete. How could it not be?
Current research proves that knowledge is doubling every 13 months. According to IBM, very soon with the IOT (internet of things) knowledge will be doubling every 12 hours!
Knowledge is currently doubling every 13 months.
According to IBM research, very soon it will be doubling every 12 hours!
There is no way you can know everything! Nonetheless, the leader must make decisions.
Making decisions is one of the most important aspects of true leadership.
Making decisions takes a willingness to risk. For there is no avoidance of risk in today’s world.
Not deciding is a much bigger risk.
Taking risk is not taking a big chance.
Taking risk is giving yourself a big chance.
In my latest book The Business of Redemption https://www.jamesray.com/business-redemption/ I speak of the imperative of making decisions in deep detail.
Knowing that information is always limited; and yet knowing that decisions are paramount; the leader makes the best decision he can; and then often has to pray there’s a forgiving God.
When I gather enough information to make a decision, I don’t take a poll.
I make a decision!
~ Ronald Reagan
What are you going to do in this disruptive market?
Who are you going to be?
How are you going to lead?
What’s most important to your life and business?
NOW is the time for you to decide!
Be a Leader. Live Your Purpose; and Take Your Power Back!
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