Decision making leaders are people who have strength to lead and a will to find the right answer. They can be slightly threatening as they usually have an answer to most questions, want to keep the momentum going and don't want to procrastinate or debate to a long extent. People will look to and follow these leaders as they are people who are moving and leading with vision to move a team from one place to the desired outcome. These people are strategic in their actions to incorporate lots of information into a thoughtful decision.
Leaders who fire out commands and jump to hasty conclusions aren't really exhibiting this leadership trait very well. We're trying to unpack a leadership trait which measures all parameters and makes direct decisions on what the best way forward is. This doesn't discount what team members suggest or make blind decisions but someone who listens to everything and makes wise decisions based on the information provided.
How does this all sound to you so far? Often we find that people who are prone to being a decision making leaders are excited by this concept but people who are more 'thinkers' in their personality decide that its rather ambiguous and hasty to imagine a world where they make decisive decisions. Either way you're here, and you're reading this now out of some sort of interest. Follow the points below and decide for yourself if its something you should adapt into your own leadership development.
When all is said and done - use your mind and adapt where appropriate. Here are Leadership Lime we're excited to engage with all sorts of leadership styles and people as no one fits a certain mold. Although we display and encourage certain information and praxis we know that people wont follow everything as we're all different - THATS OK!
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