Category Archive: Decisions

How Three Time Filters Impact Leadership

Your view of time impacts relationships and decisions. Time is a way of seeing. Some leaders make decisions with the past in mind, others focus on the present. Still others, perhaps the most dangerous,… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Win by Dreaming Small

I often spend time with young leaders who have big dreams, but don’t know what to do next. You can aspire to change the world but until you change yourself, it’s a pipe… Continue reading

The Deadly Danger of Maybe

You don’t like to say no, so you say maybe. But saying maybe is more harmful than saying no. You can’t execute on  maybe. You say maybe because you falsely believe it’s helpful.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Stop Being Hardheaded

Failure is the result of inflexibility, but so is success. Thomas Edison said, “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” But, he didn’t try the same… Continue reading

Rethinkers Are Stinkers

One member of my team called my ability to rethink decisions frustrating. It drove him nuts. I thought it was the pursuit of excellence. Now I know it’s dangerous. Rethinkers lead sluggish organizations.… Continue reading

The 13 Principles of Disagreement

Agreement hinders effective decision-making. The bobble-heads that surround leaders may soothe the leader’s ego, but they harm organizations. They protect their salaries. Agreement before dissent is a pathetic waste of talent. “The first rule in… Continue reading