It is common for us to want full autonomy in our decision making. To have that range of autonomy is much more risky than we’re aware of. The burden of autonomy is heavy once you understand the impact and ramifications of the responsibility placed upon you.
Being a confident leader isn’t easy. There are times when we doubt ourselves and we are unsure what the right decision to make is. Leaders need to project confidence which is expected. But being a confident leader takes work.
Ask around and you’re certain to get two different perspective on how much leaders should be relying on existing policy and process. There are those who will say that they purely rely on policy and process to guide their decision making process. There are those who say that policy and process are useless. So how much should leaders really be relying on the organization’s policy and process?