Category Archive: Decisions

The Gifts of Leadership: How to Help People Find Their Own Answers

The week before Christmas brings gift-giving to mind. That’s why I’ve brought your attention to gifts leaders give others. I’ve written about the gift of advice and how to give it skillfully. But… Continue reading

A Failure at Kindness

Kindness, like most things, is easy until you get serious about it. I spent last week focused on kindness. It was a fiasco. It’s not that I’m unkind. You aren’t kind if all… Continue reading

How to Speed Up a Slow Decision-Making Process

A reader of this morning’s post asks, “How do you suggest dealing with an organizational culture that resists making decisions?” Don’t pressure people to make decisions before they’re ready. They tend to dig… Continue reading

4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 3

Failure to make decisions is worse than making wrong decisions. At least you can change wrong decisions. You can learn from bad decisions. Failure to decide is surrender. Strong people grow feeble until… Continue reading

How Contingency Plans Cause People to Perform Worse and Try Less

Will Smith said, “There is no reason to have plan “B” because it distracts from plan “A”. Jihae Shin and Katherine Milkman, from Wharton School research found that merely thinking about a backup… Continue reading

New Questions for Leadership Tipping Points

The opportunity and ability to step into a tipping point makes us feel responsible, powerful, and apprehensive. Every decision both responds to and creates a tipping point. New questions for leadership tipping points:… Continue reading