I don’t know why it happens. Every once in a while I see leaders hesitating to act – for no apparent reason. Probing, I’ve found a number of leaders seem to be waiting for permission ‒ permission from their board, their client, a team member, their partner. What keeps them paralyzed is that those expected to grant permission don’t even know their permission is hoped for.
This week’s question:
Do you ever hesitate? Are you waiting for permission? Does that person know it? You have two options ‒ ask for the permission now OR just do it ‒ which will it be?