Pace is Important
It is important to make sure that the direction is clearly defined and that everyone has a chance to get behind it. Moving too fast and assuming everyone is excited about the direction is a mistake many leaders make. When the team is not given a chance to talk through the direction, they miss the chance to hear why the direction makes sense to the rest of the team or leadership. This is an easy mistake because leaders often either feel entitled to buy-in or project their own buy-in onto the rest of the team. Either way, the leader must take the time to pitch the vision of a direction in a way that helps others find points they can agree with and support.