Category Archive: Decisions

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

Succeeding with the Thin Line Between Stubborn and Persistent

There’s a thin line between stubborn and persistent. Successful leaders make decisions quickly* and change their mind reluctantly. But stubbornness refuses to consider alternatives. Stubbornness makes decisiveness a disaster. But success requires persistence.… Continue reading

The Simplest Way to Become a Great Decision-Maker

Make decisions based on future value not sunk-cost. The above image isn’t the house we rented. However, the home was built in castle style. It even had a drawbridge.   The lake house:… Continue reading

The Risky Business of Dealing with an Indecisive Boss

A common complaint about bad bosses is they won’t make decisions.  An indecisive boss seems cowardly, lazy, short-sighted, or self-serving.     It’s risky to take action when you have an indecisive boss.… Continue reading

One Simple Question Anyone Can Ask That Produces a Moment of Clarity

Confusion is about fear and doubt, not intelligence. Self-doubt makes smart people dumb.  Doubt and fear are the parents of delay and confusion. Self-doubt rejects options and makes decisions like a snail, if at… Continue reading