Category Archive: Decisions

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

Solution Saturday: Dealing with Someone who Second Guesses Everything I do

Dear Dan, Over a year ago I took a new position. We have been enjoying great success with record results. Recently the person I replaced took a job that I have to work… Continue reading

10 Heart-Based Questions that Produce the Very Best Decisions

The future is shaped by today’s decisions. Failure to make decisions ends leadership. Forward-facing decisions always impact behaviors. If behaviors don’t change, everything stays the same. Decision making tools are useful and necessary, but fall short. … Continue reading