Leadership and Decision-making

It is true that there are times when leaders cannot tell you or even have enough time to tell you why they make individual choices. Remember leadership comes with significant responsibilities to make hard decisions. The decision of a leader might be ambiguous, but in most instances, they defend the interest of the public. Furthermore, for every decision made, some people will be impressed while others who will feel disappointed. It does not necessarily mean that leaders make the right decisions all the times, the most important thing for a leader to do is to serve the interests of his people. The actions of a leader should be seen in the consequences of his activities. For instance, there are situations where a leader must remain as secretive as possible to ensure that the public interests are defended. It is, therefore, essential to know that during such moments, a leader might decide to keep his motives confidential as much as possible.

The best way to obtain information from leaders who are so confidential and secretive is to have effective media. It is important to realize that effective, transparent and comprehensive media reporting provides information t required to the public. The media houses can invite communication experts as well as analysts to shed more light on the reasons why the leaders undertake certain decisions. The experts’ analysis can lay bare all the intentions behind every decision taken by leaders especially if the leaders do not pass the information to the public. However, the accuracy of this type of remedy depends on the ability of the media houses to useful report without any bias. In case any form of information is misrepresented then the entire reporting will be distorted, and no facts will be delivered to the public. It is, therefore, essential to ensure effective media coverage; it is the watchdog of the public.