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In any of your leadership roles, what was the toughest decision you have made?

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"The toughest decisions that I make as a leader are always surrounding the termination of an employee. It's never a fun activity, to have to let someone go from there role. There is the emotional component, as well as logistical components that which need consideration. With that said, I have made these decisions many times in my career, and I can go through with terminations as needed."
Example #2
"I believe that the toughest decisions to make as a leader would surround the creation and implementation of a new policy that greatly affects someone's livelihood. For instance, incorporating more overnight travel into an employee's schedule, or changing their bonus structure. These types of decisions would have to be well-researched and justified."
Example #3
"In my most recent management role, implementing budget cuts has been the toughest decision that I have had to execute. I knew that the cuts would directly affect the livelihood of my top staff, and likely result in them seeking alternate employment. Our company was in financial trouble, and these decisions were necessary but very difficult to execute."
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