A while back, Michael Hyatt shared a list of interview questions about leadership. These questions got me thinking. I’ll be sharing my thoughts in a series of posts here on my blog.
What are the most important decisions you make as a leader of your organization?
As a leader, there is no doubt what your number one priority is: it is to build a high-performing team. Teams accomplish things that individuals simply cannot by themselves. As a leader, who you hire, the way you facilitate interactions, the way you tear down silos in politics, and how you build trust within the organization matter more than anything else.
To this end, it is the personnel decisions, the team orchestration decisions, that make the most impact on your organization. Flawless execution will beat brilliant strategy all day long. But high-performing teams will overcome challenges in strategy, in execution, and in all parts of the business.
Your number one priority as a leader is to build your team. Do not abdicate your responsibility in putting that team together. The most important decision you make as a leader is that which impacts the team and the people within the team.
What are the most important decisions you make as a leader in your organization?