Don’t Be a Fainting Goat

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Don’t Be a Fainting Goat.
How leaders can step up in a time of indecision

Reaching your full positive potential as a leader isn’t easy. And it’s made all the more daunting when you are routinely thrust into positions requiring you to venture outside your comfort zone. But let me be clear. Decisiveness is the key to leadership effectiveness. Achieving results, especially in the face of complexity or uncertainty, comes with the territory. So the next time you find yourself tempted to be frozen in place by indecision, choose instead to weigh the information available and then use your best judgment to choose among the possibilities. Recognizing that by your willingness to make a decision you’re fulfilling your fundamental responsibilities as a leader. – See more at:

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

Failing to lean into your discomfort sells you short–and you’re better than than.  As a leader, you must invest in your craft with regular workouts.  Take opportunities to increase your capabilities, expand your horizons and seek gains in those areas you know to be your weaknesses.  Your team, your self and your future are depending on it!

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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