A trick to great planning is to involve a wide swath of stakeholders with diverse perspectives while simultaneously being decisive about what needs to happen to achieve success. Inclusive decision-making is not 'planning by committee'; it's involving lots of people at all stages, communicating clearly about the input you're looking for, and ensuring decision rights are determined early. Asking for input that you'll ultimately ignore can alienate your stakeholders. Threading the needle with inclusive decisiveness is achievable not just in the planning process, but in a leader's day-to-day behavior. Is it inclusive and decisive?
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