A fascinating, research-backed insight into how delay is toxic for introducing change and innovation - and how a leader's speed is a powerful predictor of overall leadership effectiveness.

The author of the linked article, Jack Zenger, writing for Forbes, also identifies 3 simple ways for leaders to improve innovation within their businesses and the skill sets needed to achieve this successfully.

Delay can be caused by many different factors: lack of certainty about the change in contemplation, decision-making practices that require a committee-based buy in rather than delegated decision-making, perfectionism, licensing or regulation... the reasons don't really matter if the outcome is that the change or innovation in question never really achieves its purpose or potential.

It's worth a read.