(A) Focusing on the decisions that really matter involves the risk of getting it wrong; as a leader you need to be prepared to accept such calculated risk.
(B) Without it the leader and the organisation both lose strategic focus, making it more difficult to execute the strategy
(C) Prioritization and focus regularly involve telling people “Perhaps, but not now”, making it seem as if their problems aren’t worth addressing.
(D) It’s often easier to keep doing what you’re doing, trying to solve all of the problems that come your way, instead of making the big, difficult choices
Prioritization and focus requires courage from a leader because a leader needs to make difficult decisions for their organisation and this involves a lot of risks. It doesn’t mean that a leader and an organisation without courage lose their strategic focus and are unable to execute the strategy properly. Courage in a leader is required to make the tough choices for an organisation that involves risk.
This question is a part of the Recall: Diagnosis to solutions exercise from the Organisational design: Know your organisation course. You can check out all the answers to this exam in our Organisational design: Know your organisation Quiz Answers page.