Tough Calls: How to Move Beyond Indecision and Good Intentions

Tough Calls: How to Move Beyond Indecision and Good Intentions

by Linda D. Henman


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As my clients emerged from the global economic turmoil that began in 2008, I began to see what others didn't see. Something was standing in their way-usually the unwillingness or inability to make a critical decision. They thought they needed more-more education, more experience, more time, or more data. They had enough of these, but they lacked the confidence, courage, and optimism to make the tough calls. Through our work together, we learned that when leaders make good decisions, little else matters. When they refuse to make decisions, or show a pattern of making bad ones, nothing else matters. The most successful leaders realized they could no longer push growth. Instead, they had to remove barriers to success-obstacles they had erected themselves. The compelling stories and surprising research findings in this book focus on real people who actively sought professional improvement and personal development. Working together, we mapped out their journeys, identified roadblocks, recognized the wrong turns they had taken, and unlocked their decision-making potential-in some cases, more than doubling the size of their companies. Most of these stories illustrate how and why these leaders succeed, but others serve as warnings about what can happen when leaders refuse to decide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631576904
Publisher: Business Expert Press
Publication date: 07/10/2017
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

For more than 35 years, senior leaders have relied on Linda Henman, PhD, to help them make tough calls. Known as The Decision Catalyst™, Linda advises senior leaders and boards of directors when they face essential decisions about strategy, succession planning, business growth, and mergers and acquisitions. Some of her major clients include Tyson Foods, Emerson Electric, Kraft Foods, Boeing Aircraft, Estee Lauder, and Merrill Lynch. Through thousands of hours of consulting with hundreds of corporate clients, Linda has seen what others haven't seen, helped clients remove obstructions, and influenced decision-makers to move from merely good to brilliant.

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