When you face a big decision in your business, it's easy to start over thinking. As we debate the pros and cons, we often get stuck rehashing the same arguments in lieu of making a choice. Effective leaders develop the confidence to take decisive action, a skill that makes them more productive.
"Ambivalence is often used as a form of procrastination," says Hillary Rettig, a productivity coach for entrepreneurs and author of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific (Infinite Art, 2011).
That ambivalence can harm your company's bottom line. "Often, when we spin our wheels, we're moving away from profitable activities, and toward unprofitable ones,"