Category Archive: Decisions

One Thing That Always Defeats Confusion

Confused people think everything matters equally. Never give all thoughts and options equal weight. The four results of confusion are:     Doubt.     Fear.     Inaction.     Self-affirmation that inaction… Continue reading

How to Say Yes to New Ideas Without Going Nuts

The trouble with new ideas are the ones that didn’t work. But, organizations that consistently kill new ideas drive nails in their own coffins. The bondage of old ideas is they worked, once. The issue… Continue reading

12 Ways to Maximize Collisions of Perspective

Mediocrity is the result of peace and harmony. Rather than resolving conflict, invite it. Lousy leaders and weak organizations pursue peace at all costs. The heat of tension, tests, clarifies, refines, and strengthens… Continue reading

Jack Welch Grabbed Jim McCann by the Collar

Leave a comment on today’s post to become eligible for one of twenty complimentary copies of the new book, “Talk is (NOT) Cheap,” by the CEO of 1-800-Flowers.com, Jim McCann. *** Putting off difficult… Continue reading

Solving the Pathetic Meeting Problem

Orderly leadership meetings are pathetic and useless. Head-nodding sessions are exercises in futility that waste resources, talent, and time. Cancel them and do something productive. The spirit of agreement permeates pointless leadership meetings.… Continue reading

20 Ways to Rouse the Flamingos

People stop trying when it’s hard to get things done. Indecision and bureaucracy inspire slumber. Successful leaders make it easy to get things done. 20 ways to rouse the flamingos: Don’t use a… Continue reading