Tag Archive: Decisions

12 Ways to Confront Doubt with Certainty

Ignorance never doubts. Times are always uncertain. Uneasy leaders understand: Decisions impact others. Circumstances change. Failure is possible. Boldness without doubt is tragedy waiting to happen. When stakes are high, explore your doubts.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Make Decisions Others Support

It doesn’t matter how decisive you are if your team doesn’t grab the rope and pull. Worse yet, they might support you when you’re in the room, but drop the rope in disapproval when you’re… Continue reading

How to Turn Cautious Teammates into Visionary Thinkers

Visionary thinking typically receives quick turndowns from cautious leaders. People start thinking small and safe. Everyone dreams small when cautious judgmental leaders control decisions. Traditional management culture encourages everyone to lower expectations and ask for… Continue reading

7 Ways to Advise the Boss and Advance Your Career

Wise bosses seek advice. Foolish bosses always know. 7 ways to advise the boss and advance your career: #1. Make the boss feel understood. Clarify the boss’s goals, intentions, and assumptions. Repeat your understanding of… Continue reading

10 Practical Ways to Make Better Decisions

Weak leaders silence dissent; wise invite it. Peter Drucker said, “If you have quick consensus on an important matter, don’t make the decision.” All important decisions are made better by constructive dissent. Leaders with… Continue reading

7 Ways to Find The Next Best Play

Yesterday I had a conversation with Tim Sanders, author of the new book, “DEALSTORMING,” and former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!. I’m a basketball enthusiast so we spent some time talking about coach… Continue reading