"If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’—the famine is there,
and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s
go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender.
If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die" - 2 Kings 7:4.
Leaders have to make many decisions and, even though the choices may not be many or good, they should follow a rational approach wherever possible. Notice in this verse the lepers assessed all their options as they saw them, and three of the four outcomes involved dying. Yet they decided to go and discovered a fifth option when they arrived, for their enemies had retreated. While making rational decisions, leaders can usually never have all the information they need, so they must determine to do the best they can and act. Here a 'no-decision' would have been a bad one.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Have you been putting off a decision because you don't have all the information you would like, or because you don't like the options or choices? Today is the time to decide! Assemble your team, go over the information that you have, and then decide, for your ongoing no-decision may be costing your organization more than making the best decision with the limited information you have at this point in time.