Keep the Right People at the Table and Don't Just Settle for "Good" Decisions

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For the past few years, more and more organizational leaders have been increasingly thoughtful in terms of getting the right combination of people at the table so that the best decisions can be made. Yet, in times of crisis, calamity, disaster or catastrophe — when the stakes are the highest and strategic decision-making is paramount — are leaders continuing this thoughtfulness? Are they taking the few extra minutes needed to ensure a diverse group of voices will be engaged in problem-solving discussions? Or, because of the pressure to make decisions quickly, are leaders giving into their former habits and biases by nabbing the people they are most comfortable with to be a part of these critical conversations?

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