Timely Decision Making

Leadership has been defined to be many things. One can say that the most important trait of all is to be decisive.

My brother recently started a blog after opening his cafe to document his thoughts on managing a business. I’m really proud of how far he and his wife has come and salute them in this endeavour to manage their own business. Happy reading!

Aiman Syed Jaafar

In starting a new venture which my wife and I call our own, people refer to us for everything. As we grow our team (who are an amazing group of people btw), the frequency of people referring to us increases. From simple things such as “do I pull the shutter down now” to heavier things such as “the customer has comments about the cake”.

I am reminded of a talk on leadership which I attended which can be summarised in 6 words:

Leadership is about timely decision making.

Is a leader supposed to be looking at the big picture? or look into the details?

Is a leader supposed to be passive, or aggressive, pushy “my way or the highway” style?

Is a leader supposed to talk more or listen more?

The answer to that is a decision needs to be made. A leader needs to be all that, in a…

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