One escape technique of a poor leader is to become a data junkie. Getting more information gives the impression of responsible action, but it is often an escape for making a difficult decision. It is a way to kick the can down the road in hope that the tension of not knowing what to do will either go away on its own or be relieved by data that comes in from one more study. Taken from A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman.
Are you a data junkie or do you need to do one more survey to find out?