Decision-making in a traditional role is like running a quarter-mile race around a track—clear start and finish, clear lanes. Getting decisions made in a matrix role is an obstacle course. It requires you to sprint, slow down, jump, crawl, zig and zag. If you go into a decision in a matrix role by training, thinking and running like it is a race around a track, you will frustrate yourself and those around you and most likely not reach the finish line. That’s probably why over 70% of the people surveyed for this book listed getting decisions made, figuring out who the decision maker is and including the right people as top challenges in matrix roles.