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Should you defy an indecisive boss?

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For the most part, your boss leaves you alone to do your work. That’s how you like it.

Sometimes, however, you must get your boss’s approval to resolve a costly problem. And that’s when problems can erupt.

Your boss, Jack, tends to make halting, hesitant decisions when the stakes are high. He dithers for days and leaves you hanging.

Now you’re facing a situation that requires a quick decision. A longtime client has asked you to extend credit to process a large and potentially very lucrative order. The amount of credit exceeds your authority. Normally, you would get Jack’s approval to proceed.

But Jack is on vacation and the client demands an immediate answer. In Jack’s absence, another executive, Frieda, is supposed to serve as your main contact. But she rushed home to care for her seriously ill child and she’s unavailable until tomorrow.

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