Making Big Decisions

in Leadership Rules. 1 Comment

As leaders, we make hundreds and hundreds of normal decisions throughout the day. Many of them unconscious and seemingly by habit. We also make big decisions. Important decisions. Decisions that alter the course of a business, change the landscape of a team, create revenue, cut expenses, push projects to next year, impact people and families, etc.

Big decisions are part of the job of a leader. Normal and ordinary. But I recommend to always sleep on a big decision. It can wait until the next day. Always. And the extra time will allow your decision to be one without the emotion of a spontaneous response.

Just a small step in the process of decision making, but one that is worth it. Give a decision the benefit of a good nights sleep.


  1. Austin Gohn says:

    I was studying how Jesus prayed this week, and it’s interesting that he pretty much did this before he chose the twelve disciples who would be designated as apostles. Except instead of taking a night to sleep on the decision, he just stayed up all night and prayed (Luke 6:12-13).

    Thanks for the advice!

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