Tag Archive: Decisions

How to Protect Smart People From Dumb Decisions

Smart people make dumb decisions. Chances are you think you’re above average in intelligence. Most of us do. Even though it’s impossible for MOST OF US to be above average at anything. Two… Continue reading

How to use Anxiety as a Decision-Making Tool

A little anxiety keeps you on your toes. Unease makes you alert and helps you bring your best to challenges and opportunities. Unanswered anxiety spirals out of control. One fear cascades into another.… Continue reading

How to Deal with Distractions While Making Crucial Decisions

You’re making a crucial decision and a few stakeholders want to air unrelated concerns or grievances. Distractors bring up peripheral issues when crucial decisions are under consideration.  Distractions include: #1. New opportunities. You… Continue reading

How to Give Guidance Without Giving Answers

The great temptation of leadership is giving answers instead of guidance. Experience makes answer-giving easy. But there’s an ego factor as well. It feels great to KNOW when others don’t. At first, giving… Continue reading

In Reality Mr. Spock Couldn’t Make the Simplest Decision

Only 30% of individual behavior is rational — the other 70% is emotional.  (The Gallop 2017 Global Emotions report – registration required for free download.) Mr. Spock: Logic is only part of decision-making. The… Continue reading

How to Help Cautious Decision-Makers Make Commitments

Great results require meaningful commitments. A commitment is saying NO many times in service to a meaningful YES. The truth about MAYBE: I hate MAYBE. Just say yes or no! Maybe is worse… Continue reading