Category Archive: Decisions

10 reasons you’re an overthinker

73 percent of 25-35 year-olds  and 52 percent of 45-55 year-olds overthink. (Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Univ. of Michigan) ***** Yesterday the garage installed studded snow tires on my truck. I’m ready to battle the… Continue reading

Vacillation or Agility

Changing organizational-direction may feel like instability. Worse yet, some may think that leaders that adapt are weak. The end result is uncertainty among the troops. Uncertainty drains vitality which leads to disloyalty and… Continue reading

Now not later

Ever thought that things will slow down tomorrow, next week, or next month? Did things slow down? People who think things will slow down in the future are almost always wrong. They may… Continue reading

In praise of self-doubt

Psychological gurus, business and educational experts all preach the modern mantra, “Believe in yourself.” However, unquestioned adoption of this modern philosophy may produce indulgent, lazy, arrogant leaders who don’t adapt and persistently serve… Continue reading

Stop asking for advice

Have you heard frustrated leaders complain, “I gave them advice but they didn’t listen.” Someone said, “Asking for advice suggests you’ll take it.” Here’s some advice on getting advice. Always use the plural. The… Continue reading

Working backwards moves you forward

***** “Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen Covey Success depends on your ability to envision a preferred future. Organizational leaders define success before it happens. ***** Drucker famously said, “Management is doing things… Continue reading