A month or so ago I was invited to do a podcast with my good friend Cory Bryan. The podcast is Deliver It and I highly recommend listening into what Cory has to say. Cory said something during the podcast that has been running around my brain ever since. He said:
I sort of like it when leadership can’t make decisions. I’ll tell them if you can’t decide, then I’ll decide for you.
The implication was that he would drive all decision-making as the Product Owner – even decisions that senior leadership should be making. He was quite firm in his tone, seeming confident of his ability to step in and drive.