Tag Archive: Decisions

When to Bring it Up – When to Let it Go

Leaders who bring up every little failure, issue, or shortcoming are irritating nags. They can’t let it go.  When you blab on about trivialities, talented people want to pull their hair out. Or… Continue reading

On the Horns of a Dilemma

The first issue is finding a little clarity. The deeper issue is finding courage to act, after the light comes on. Sometimes one question flips the switch. Getting off horns: People don’t call when the… Continue reading

How Three Time Filters Impact Leadership

Your view of time impacts relationships and decisions. Time is a way of seeing. Some leaders make decisions with the past in mind, others focus on the present. Still others, perhaps the most dangerous,… Continue reading

The Deadly Danger of Maybe

You don’t like to say no, so you say maybe. But saying maybe is more harmful than saying no. You can’t execute on  maybe. You say maybe because you falsely believe it’s helpful.… Continue reading

Rethinkers Are Stinkers

One member of my team called my ability to rethink decisions frustrating. It drove him nuts. I thought it was the pursuit of excellence. Now I know it’s dangerous. Rethinkers lead sluggish organizations.… Continue reading

The 13 Principles of Disagreement

Agreement hinders effective decision-making. The bobble-heads that surround leaders may soothe the leader’s ego, but they harm organizations. They protect their salaries. Agreement before dissent is a pathetic waste of talent. “The first rule in… Continue reading