Here’s a tip if you’re in a leadership position. Make a decision. Convey that decision to the team in a direct manner. Then execute it. It took me a while to learn that one. Sometimes I still forget it.
What I mean is I hedge. I say things like, “I’m sorry I hate to bother you with this” or “If you think this is too hard or too much work…”. That’s a terrible way to lead. It undermines you and invites doubt into the team.
So stop it.
I need to remember that myself.
Decide and be done with it.