1. Keep it simple. Simple procedures make for rapid decision-making. So does the ability to simplify complex issues before making a call.
2. Be fast. Complex bureaucracies take ages to make a simple decision. Effective leaders sidestep the red tape and make their calls quickly.
3. Believe in yourself. It takes self-confidence to decide.
— Adapted from Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will, Noel M. Tichy and Stratford Sherman, HarperBusiness.