Category Archive: Decisions

The dangerous answer-man

I like to give people answers. Knowledge is power so I wrongly think answers enhance my power and elevate my status. However, answers get in the way. For example, in a recent meeting… Continue reading

You can’t get there from here

An outsider stopped outside a cedar clad country store. Sitting on the weathered porch a wrinkled New Englander eyeballed the flat lander climb out of a shiny SUV. The city slicker called to… Continue reading

The power of Ignorance

According to the free dictionary, stupid people make poor decisions and careless mistakes. On the other hand, ignorant people are unaware or uninformed. You’ll need these two definitions to understand what follows. Careless… Continue reading

*Purposeful abandonment

Not long ago, in frustration, a friend of mine quit his job.  He didn’t have another job lined up.  He just quit.  A few days later he embarked on a related career path… Continue reading

Create a crisis

One strategy to get a stalled organization moving is creating a crisis. Webster says a crisis is, “The point of time when it is to be decided whether any affair or course of… Continue reading

Frozen by perfection

Perfect plans for the future and perfect solutions to problems don’t exist.  Perfection paralyzes people. Life is too short and this world is too broken for us to wait for perfection before progress. Parents waiting… Continue reading