Procrastination can be one of the most destructive traits in anyone’s life, especially leaders.
It might not be a problem if the decision is inconsequential. If, however, the decision carries consequential value, then procrastinating can be devastating.
Why do people procrastinate?
1) Fear of making the wrong decision
2) Lack of adequate information
3) Not a priority to the decision maker(s)
4) Need for 100% agreement
5) Comfortable with the status quo
There are more, but the results are the same.
When procrastination appears to be a common approach, confidence in leadership wanes and apathy results. Why care about anything if making a decision takes too long?