Category Archive: Decisions

7 Questions that Change the Way People Think

When making decisions the most important thing is to make them. The principles of decision-making include: Go with your highest point of clarity. (Important decisions are never perfectly clear.) Keep moving forward, especially… Continue reading

The Best Decision-Making Quote You Never Heard

3 decision-making quotes: Theodore Roosevelt: “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you… Continue reading

Root Cause Analysis is Over-Rated – What to Do Instead

A car that won’t start requires root cause analysis. But people development and culture building may not. We spend too much time asking ‘why’ and not enough time exploring ‘what’. If your team… Continue reading

6 Reasons Decision-Making Feels Like Swallowing Porcupines

A coaching client recently said, “I don’t like making decisions.” This statement is like saying, ” I don’t like breathing.” A person who isn’t making decisions is dead. Getting out of bed is… Continue reading

Emotion: What I Learned From Chasing Mom with a Plastic Bug

I chased mom around the house with a plastic bug when I was young and foolish. I laughed. She screamed. It was a short-term strategy. Emotion can’t tell truth from fantasy. Emotion, reality,… Continue reading

The 6 Powers of Healthy Self-Doubt

It’s astonishing to see the confidence of leaders who oversee failure and still believe they have answers. Unchallenged self-belief produces intolerance. The problem of unchallenged self-belief is seen in arrogant politicians, interventionist news… Continue reading