Category Archive: Decisions

How to Look Smart When Seeking Advice

Don’t worry. You won’t look stupid if you seek advice. There’s wisdom in not-knowing. Ancient wisdom: Research agrees with ancient wisdom. Advice-seeking is smart. And it makes you look smart when done skillfully.… Continue reading

I’m Successful Because I’ve Been Wrong

A leader explained, “One reason I’ve been successful this year is I’ve been wrong a lot.” One of the best ways to expand your leadership is by be wrong publicly. When was the… Continue reading

The Top 20 Ways to Say What You Really Think

The false peace of not saying what you really think eventually sucks the life out of you. Speak up because you’ll complain less if things don’t go your way.   20 ways to… Continue reading

How to Make Decisions Like a Leader

Poor decisions are often about human frailty, not logic, situations, and information. You’ll continue making poor decisions until you acknowledge the human-frailty-factor. More information doesn’t solve decision-fatigue, for example.   Decision fatigue: The… Continue reading

How to Take Control of Your Life

If you don’t choose how to show up – before you show up – someone else eventually controls your life. It’s misery when you give control of your life to disappointing-others. A disappointing… Continue reading

3 Questions to a Decision When Things are Uncertain

Ambiguity is always present in a world filled with people, change, and opportunity. Only the dead are certain. In praise of imperfect decisions: Clarity and confidence develop as you go, not before you… Continue reading