Tag Archive: Decisions

Hinges of Destiny: Decision-Making for Leaders

“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” Poet, Edwin Markham 4 advantages of being decisive: #1. Speed. Decisive leaders choose and move. They waste less time exploring options. Action-oriented team members hate waiting for… Continue reading

7 Ways to Find Your Highest Point of Clarity during Uncertainty

A Leadership Freak reader asked me to explain, “Go with your highest point of clarity.” Uncertainty invites anxiety, second-guessing, rethinking, and delay. Decisions always include multiple options and uncertainty. If everything is clear,… Continue reading

Making Decisions When the Path is Uncertain and Confusing

The path forward is uncertain and confusing: Multiple options present themselves. Future contingencies hide from sight. Decisions narrow or eliminate options. Conflicting advice calls from reliable sources. Results matter. You feel pulled between… Continue reading

Why Smart Leaders Do Stupid Things

No one gets up thinking, “I want to do something incredibly stupid today.” Choices seem smart until they end up harmful. Only a knuckle head shows up thinking, “How can I suck the… Continue reading

How to Overcome Overthinking and Get More Done

Thinking is a magnifying glass. Overthinking is a microscope. Daniel Kanneman said, “Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it.” Clarity: Action creates clarity.… Continue reading

Reject Fast Solutions – Solve Problems Slowly

Reject first solutions unless the barn is on fire.   Fast-solution leaders: #1. Choose done over working on creative solutions. Choosing the fast solution restores the status quo. Creativity is the ability to… Continue reading