The situation is messy, and it’s unclear who gets to decide.
I’m not sure that I know best – or even enough.
Nevertheless, I recognize that in this situation, a decision has to be made. So I’m using my judgment and I’m making the call. Because ultimately that’s my job: to make tough decisions and be responsible for the consequences.
The most important professional moments are defined by a willingness to step into uncertainty, to act, and hold oneself accountable for outcomes.
Not because we need more people to make good decisions. The answers themselves, whether right or wrong, are a dime a dozen.
What’s scarce is the willingness to take responsibility for success and for failure—to be on the hook for your customers and your team.