Few things will stifle or choke the growth of an organization like indecisive leaders.
Here are 3 tips to breaking up an indecisive culture:
1. Positively recognize those who take risks and responsibility for mistakes.
When a young engineer working for von Braun openly admitted that it was his mistake that caused a rocket to crash, von Braun called an all-hands meeting and recognized the young man with a cake in his honor. By most leadership standards he could have fired the young engineer, but recognizing his willingness to admit and learn from his mistake had a far greater impact on the culture of the team.
2. Get comfortable with conflict. Healthy conflict allows all ideas to be put on the table and the team to strive for commitment, not consensus.
3. Foster a culture of trust. If your managers are aligned to the mission, vision, and values of your organization, trust that decisions being made are also in alignment.
BONUS: Coach your managers on correct behaviors and let them govern themselves. #leadership #manage #lead