Tag Archive: Decisions

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

The Principle of the Rope

George asked, “Do you ever feel pressure?” He was thinking about the breadth and depth of the Leadership Freak audience, as well as, the rigorous writing schedule I maintain. George is one of… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Winning in No-Win Situations

Bill (Not his real name) manages several franchise locations. He finds himself in a no-win situation. Budget and personnel cuts by the mother organization make it impossible for him to fulfill his responsibilities… Continue reading

Work Backwards to Fulfill Dreams

A dream without expression is a liability. If you can’t grasp a bit of your dream today, it’s a nagging inconvenience. Big dreams that diminish the value of imperfect progress are burdens. Dreaming won’t make dreams… Continue reading

7 Responses to Reasoned Resistance

The line between bold and foolish is often determined by success or failure. Fearful organizations are full of people who know why it’s better to stay the same. Remarkable success requires boldness, but bold leaders… Continue reading