Leading with Risk

Making decisions is never easy — and some might argue that it is even more challenging today because things change SO quickly. How do you make the best decisions?

That is one of the issues we’ll be talking about later this month at the Next Generation of Government Training Summit taking place July 26-27 here in Washington.

One of the speakers will be John Torres, the deputy assistant director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information.

He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER Program that making decisions — good decisions — is essential.

Torres says young professionals should:

  • Know it’s ok to ask for help
  • It’s ok to make mistakes as long as your make them smartly
  • You must develop trust with your superiors, staff and co-workers
  • Nobody has all the right answers
  • Find a mentor — older leaders would be remise if they didn’t step up to help prepare the next generation

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