Category Archive: Decisions

Reject Fast Solutions – Solve Problems Slowly

Reject first solutions unless the barn is on fire.   Fast-solution leaders: #1. Choose done over working on creative solutions. Choosing the fast solution restores the status quo. Creativity is the ability to… Continue reading

When a Fork in the Road is Justification for Inaction

Maybe you create complexity to justify inaction. A fork in the road is a smoke screen when you spend all your time kicking the dirt. 3 fork principles: #1. Both options lead to the… Continue reading

Why Goals are Dangerous and How to Make them Work

“If you want to achieve your goals, DON’T focus on them.” (Reggie Rivers former Denver Bronco’s running back.) Goals can kill you. Summit-fever: Summit-fever refuses to take NO for an answer. Nearly 300… Continue reading

How to Look Smart When Seeking Advice

Don’t worry. You won’t look stupid if you seek advice. There’s wisdom in not-knowing. Ancient wisdom: Research agrees with ancient wisdom. Advice-seeking is smart. And it makes you look smart when done skillfully.… Continue reading

I’m Successful Because I’ve Been Wrong

A leader explained, “One reason I’ve been successful this year is I’ve been wrong a lot.” One of the best ways to expand your leadership is by be wrong publicly. When was the… Continue reading

The Top 20 Ways to Say What You Really Think

The false peace of not saying what you really think eventually sucks the life out of you. Speak up because you’ll complain less if things don’t go your way.   20 ways to… Continue reading