Category Archive: Decisions

The Troubles You Endure Spring From Reactions You Regret

Rude drivers invite kneejerk reactions. He cut you off. You yell, “Ass hole!” (Perhaps there’s some gesticulation as well.) Reacting is you with someone else in mind. Reacting tricks you into believing you’re… Continue reading

How to Become More Decisive When You Fear Making Decisions

Some leaders are naturally decisive. But if you’re naturally indecisive, think of decisiveness as a skill to be learned, like riding a bike. The next time your boss refuses to make a decision,… Continue reading

When Your Inner Voice Leads You Down Narrow Holes

I’ve convinced myself that I was right only to find myself squirming to escape a narrow hole. The idea that your inner voice always leads you in the right direction leads to self-deception,… Continue reading

Decision-Making for Leaders: Beyond Pros and Cons

“You believe in the conclusion, and then you create supporting arguments.” Daniel Kahneman You weigh options based on the decision you’ve already made, while pretending to be open minded. The pros and cons… Continue reading

7 Ways to Be Decisive Without Being a Jerk

Confidence and correctness are not connected. No one wakes up in the morning with the intention of failing during the day. Decisiveness thinks it’s right when it’s wrong. 7 ways to be decisive… Continue reading

Hinges of Destiny: Decision-Making for Leaders

“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” Poet, Edwin Markham 4 advantages of being decisive: #1. Speed. Decisive leaders choose and move. They waste less time exploring options. Action-oriented team members hate waiting for… Continue reading