The most important act of courage for a leader is to
make decision. No action can start unless a decision
is made. To make a decision means being accountable for success or failure,
that is why a large number of people procrastinate.
It is important that decisions are made with care
and after fully weighing the pros and cons of the available
options. But, even after that, the best option
is seldom crystal clear. Most decision have to be made in an atmosphere
of uncertainty of the outcome.
In the military, this uncertainty is called the 'fog of war'. We have
to remember that nothing happens without
decision. That is why it is said that a bad decision is better
than no decision at all.