Leadership Without Consensus Is Great Leadership. Great Leadership Means Deciding on What Is Best for the Company. And Sticking with It.
Many times when people walk out of a meeting and look happy it is because they have achieved consensus and can now move forward. I always question if this is a sign of a good outcome or not. While having everyone on the same page and sharing the same vision is without question a good thing, arriving on a strategic decision based on consensus may not.