Are you a good decision-maker?

Decision-making is the act of choosing between two or more courses of action, and decision-making is an important skill for a leader. Your chapter will stand on your decisions. It is important that you make rational choices for the sake of the chapter.

Decision-making is critical for leaders
Your decisions affect chapter members so you need to carefully think about the decisions you make. Members want a strong leader that they can follow. Show them how comfortable you are with making decisions. Is leadership about friendships? No, it is not; it is about relationships Is leadership about popularity?  No, it is not. Sometimes leaders avoid making an unpopular decision just to maintain their own popularity.  They fear that their decision will make people mad.  Notable is this quote from General Colin Powell who said, "Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity..."
1.   Be self-confident - don't second guess yourself.
2.  A wrong decision is better than no decision.
3.  Be responsible through humility with your choices and decisions. 

Brent Gleeson, a former Navy Seal combat veteran , best-selling author of the book TakingPoint, and a dynamic speaker says there are 3 ways to approach making a decision:  
Make the decision yourself without consulting members. This is usually best in a crisis situation.
Gather a team to provide feedback and insight before making the decision.
Have everyone vote on the decision.

You can't lead if you can't make decisions

  As organizations move into Industry 4.0, share your Lean and Six Sigma systems to ensure that new technologies are incorporated into an operation in a meaningful way. Present your industry work or research at Engineering Lean & Six Sigma 2019 . 
Abstract deadline is April 15 . #ELSS2019 is scheduled for Sept. 23-25, 2019, at Magnolia Hotel-Houston in Houston, Texas.  

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