Who (Really) Gets to Decide?

I was recently contacted by a new friend from Oklahoma who asked me to re-send a valuable list of decision-making options to him. I’d shared this idea originally when I spoke there during Staff Day last fall and it was certainly worth repeating!

Here’s the important part. When it’s time to make a decision, leaders should first clarify who will be making it! It’s great to ask for input but, without making clear what impact (if any) that input will have on the final decision, you could be doing more harm than good.

So, here are the best guidelines I have found to understand your options. This was originally found in a training document by a group called Community Activators.

(If your leadership would like to learn more about successful decision-making, contact me for workshop/retreat information.)

who gets to decide?