Tough decisions are worth it

My workday starts with “coffee & quotes” — a mix of strong coffee with a feed of positive quotes and Harvard Business Review’s “Management Tip of the Day”. Too many people are hesitant to make difficult decisions that are strategically important and yet unpopular. Thanks to Colin Powell for this great quote:
Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. Good leadership involves responsibility to the welfare of the group, which means that some people will get angry at your actions and decisions. It’s inevitable, if you’re honorable. Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity: you’ll avoid the tough decisions and you’ll avoid confronting the people who need to be confronted.
– General Colin Powell, Chairman (Ret), Joint Chiefs of Staff

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