Better decisions: First, try to find the ideal solution to a problem. Since there is never a perfect solution, you’ll always have to seek compromises, but if you first determine what’s the absolute best for your company, you’ll find that your decisions about compromises will be much easier.
Sure road to failure: Try to please everyone.
Mark of leadership: Accept the fact that tough decisions may be unpopular. And that long periods of time may elapse before your efforts are rewarded.