Category Archive: Decisions

Solution Saturday: Dealing with Someone who Second Guesses Everything I do

Dear Dan, Over a year ago I took a new position. We have been enjoying great success with record results. Recently the person I replaced took a job that I have to work… Continue reading

10 Heart-Based Questions that Produce the Very Best Decisions

The future is shaped by today’s decisions. Failure to make decisions ends leadership. Forward-facing decisions always impact behaviors. If behaviors don’t change, everything stays the same. Decision making tools are useful and necessary, but fall short. … Continue reading

5 Strategies to Convince Reluctant Leaders to Move Forward

The end is near when protecting the past is more important than creating the future. 5 strategies to convince reluctant leaders to move forward #1. Ask 3 questions: #1. On a scale of… Continue reading

12 Ways to Confront Doubt with Certainty

Ignorance never doubts. Times are always uncertain. Uneasy leaders understand: Decisions impact others. Circumstances change. Failure is possible. Boldness without doubt is tragedy waiting to happen. When stakes are high, explore your doubts.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Make Decisions Others Support

It doesn’t matter how decisive you are if your team doesn’t grab the rope and pull. Worse yet, they might support you when you’re in the room, but drop the rope in disapproval when you’re… Continue reading

How to Turn Cautious Teammates into Visionary Thinkers

Visionary thinking typically receives quick turndowns from cautious leaders. People start thinking small and safe. Everyone dreams small when cautious judgmental leaders control decisions. Traditional management culture encourages everyone to lower expectations and ask for… Continue reading