Category Archive: Decisions

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

How to Let Go of What Holds You Back

Edison said, “Our greatest weakness is giving up.”  Letting go feels like failure. Grit says, “Don’t quit.” Good judgement whispers, “Let this one go.” Letting go doesn’t have to be giving up. #1.… Continue reading

Two Power Questions to Clarify A Confusing Fork in the Road

You aren’t reaching high enough if the future is known, the path is clear, and outcomes are certain. But navigating ambiguity drives most of us nuts. All important decisions have alternatives. This is… Continue reading